Released: 2008, Self-released
Reviewer: Luxi Lahtinen
Starting off like one familiar Testament song (you surely know what song I´m talking about), these 5 Spanish teens are determined to make the earth rumble a little bit under all of us thrashers´ feet. Hell, these guys look like they're 15-18 years old of age, according to some pictures taken from them anyway. And they can thrash. I mean, as good as teens at that age can possibly thrash, sounding relentless, full of passion to play metal and doing their thing somewhat okay-ish at least.
Crysys was formed in Barcelona, Spain, in 2008 - and by the end of the year, they had already recorded this 3-song demo/EP, which they had titled DEMONSTHRASHION. Quite a name play, but everybody can clearly read between the lines, what kind of message these fellows want to give to us, right? Some little, long-haired demons want to thrash in an old-fashioned style, I guess. It´s hard to dislike this 3-song, thrashy effort because they do the thrash style alright, obviously all the guys being big fans of Testament, Slayer, old Metallica, Kreator, Vio-lence and so on. However, they probably recorded this little 3-piece of thrash way too soon, because it sounds a tad amateurish here and there - this includes both the songs and the production, that both lack some of those elements that a properly-made thrash package would need in order to impress the hell out of people, y´know.
Many of their riffs are good and decently done - so are some of the leads, and Juli´s nearly hysterical screams (that in fact, remind me of Thorsten Bergman´s from Living Death quite a bit). There´s nothing much to complain about Javi´s drum work either, but in order that they bring their thrash on the next level, they should give some more thought to their song structures to bring a more punishing yet rewarding package to the front of thrash community, both song- as well as production-wise.
Despite these guys' relatively young age, they have already played together with such bands as Legion of the Damned, Artillery and the Italian thrash legends Necrodeath. Quite unbelievable, I´d say.