Massive Assault-Death Strike
Hailing from the Netherlands this band has been around since 2001. They have knocked out a pair of demos, a pair of EPs and "Death Strike' is their second full length effort. This is old style death metal along the lines of Dismember and Entombed. The album consists of ten tracks clocking in around 36 minutes so the songs are brief. The music forges ahead from the start of every song. So that's a good sign and they waste time because every second is full of aggressive no-nonsense death/thrash. The vocals are of the usual sore throat variety, but they are consistent compliment the music. Really for this style and given the short track times Massive Assault do a decent job of squeezing in a fair amount of variation on each track. Those varied riffs and beats help make this more interesting than the usual old death metal style album. Definitely worth a listen.