Holy Harlott Batman, this is some killer thrash! Harlott formed back in 2006 and is from Melbourne, Australia. DETRITUS OF THE FINAL AGE is Harlott’s fourth full-length album, and after a couple of listens to these guys, I have a new favorite to explore. This release sees Harlott “continuing to fight the good fight, delivering a collection of serrated riffs, rampant rhythmic battery, and bilious lyrics, hitting hard in all the right places.”
This album is one of those thrash albums that is as relentless as it gets regarding the genre. What Harlott does here is pure unadulterated thrash metal the way the founders meant it to be. Fast, intense, and full of angst while proving to the rest of the music world just how talented a heavy metal band can be.
The vocals are coherent and understandable, with great choruses to shout along with. This album contains typical thrash lyrical content. It is fueled by religion, war, politics, and the end of humanity type of subjects. The third track, ‘Bring On The War,’ could very well have come off one of the last few of Kreator albums. Seriously. Is it evident that I like this release?
I want to say that these guys are the future or continuation of thrash metal and that they are now waving that old thrash metal flag high with plenty of honor and extreme pride. It at least sounds this way to me. We’ll have to get their take on it. If you in any way like thrash, you will love these guys. Fans of Lost Society, Warbringer, Exodus, Havok, and the likes be prepared to have your senses battered to a pulp.
Tom Richards – Bass
Leigh Bartley – Guitars
Andrew Hudson – Guitars, Vocals
Glen Trayhern – Drums