Of Gods and Beasts
FFO: Evile, Warbringer, Havok, Hatchet, Shrapnel
Who would have thought it has been nearly 9 years since Elimination last released any work? Thankfully, the band’s hiatus is now over and the English thrashers are back with a three track EP, ‘Of Gods and Beasts’.
Over the course of this EP, Elimination furiously let rip with a thunderous volley of scathing thrash metal like the band have never been away. Part of this re-energisation is down to a refreshed line-up and it shines through; Neil Stevens, as always, barks like Tom Araya and Chuck Billy whereas the addition of Leigh Rumsby and Dave Hill on the guitars allows Elimination to keep one foot in the old school but also reaching forward with a contemporary tone allowing fans of Evile, Warbringer and Havok to find this exceptionally enjoyable with the duos guitar flourishes. As an EP, ‘Of Gods…’ is obviously just a taster, the band testing the water after being away for so long; but once the sub-fifteen minute running time is over, it does leave the listener baying for more with ‘In the Name of Violence’, ‘The Return’ and ‘What Have I Done’ just not feeling like it is enough.
There is no reason why any thrash fan will not enjoy this EP, it ticks all the boxes and hopefully it won’t be too long until Elimination deliver a new studio album.