Ravenous Plague (Napalm Records)
release date: 1/7/2014
by Mike Delano
Head-down, serious thrash from the Netherlands. “Summon All Hate” sounds like a long lost Kreator song title, and even if the meat-and-potatoes thrash of the song itself isn’t distinctive enough to draw sonic comparisons to the German masters, it’s reliably solid nonetheless. These guys can definitely get you revved up in an opening act kind of way, and I would definitely buy some merch that said “Ravenous Plague” on it. Plus, there is no rooting against a band that created a cheese block with their logo on it (in promotion of a previous release) as a tribute to their Dutch heritage.