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Ramming Speed - Brainwreck
This Boston based thrash-attack unit formed in the beginning of 2007. Since that time their continuous playing, partying and thrashing, made them climb slowly to the top of the underground crossover/thrash/hardcore scene. After releasing their first 7” and playing on numerous pizza-parties it became time to write a full length album. And here we are with Brainwreck.
Ramming Speed is here with a blistering full length album, just in time to take a piece of the New Wave Of Thrash Metal. This album is straight in the line with others like Municipal Waste, (old) Sacred Reich, Attitude Adjustment, Gamma Bomb and Bonded By Blood. Nowadays in every small village, there’s popping up a thrash-metal band and most of the time they recycle Exodus or Tankard riffs without any real passion. Ramming Speed is a pleasant surprise though. The energy, pleasure and passion are actually gushing out of my speakers and made me thrash my room in a few minutes. This is how crossover hardcore should sound like! Mix the best riffs out of thrash-metal, with the energy of hardcore and perhaps the speed of crust/grind bands and there you have the recipe for Ramming Speed.
Lyrically they're about some serious social critical, political related subjects like American xenophobia and terrorist paranoia. Of course there are also the typical party, thrash lyrics about a lot of booze, a zombie killing lawyer and Thor’s Hammer. A highlight on this album is the fourth song, called ‘All In All’, which sounds like a classic Sacred Reich tune from their Ignorance era. Awesome thrash song, which kicks you in the head! After that we get a more grindy, crusty song with the brilliant title ‘Shane Embury Is The Brad Pitt Of Grindcore’ (hell yeah), that is just ripping fast and blows everything away.
Ramming Speed created a brilliant mixture of two decades worth of thrash-metal, punk and hardcore and pours it out like a thick, smooth fudge stream. Check this out if you are into fast thrash-metal/crossover hardcore like Municipal Waste, Attitude Adjustment and the likes. You will get wasted!
Ramming Speed - Brainwreck
89/1001Details Teenage Disco Bloodbath Records
Released on Sunday Mar 1st, 2009
Hardcore / Thrash Metal

Writer @RoyBalowski on Sunday Aug 2nd, 2009

Tags: #Ramming Speed
Tracklisting 01. Speed Trials
02. The Threat
03. Lazer Assault
04. All In All
05. Shane Embury Is The Brad Pitt Of Grindcore
06. Bogus Facade
07. Sound The Alarm
08. Immigrant Song
09. Political Party
10. Man Vs. Machine
11. Arrested Development
12. A Modern Myth
13. Heavy Metal Thunder
Line up Ricky 'Tha Speed' Zampa - guitar
Kallen 'Lock Em Up' Bliss - guitar
Pete 'Za' Gallagher - vocals
Derek 'The Bass Player' Cloonan - bass
Jonah 'The Laser Storm' Livingston - drums