Some of you might say, hey, that's a friend of your's band, that's not very objective. Well, I might say, hey, i didn't get to hear all the music i would to like to have heard, and I heard this because it is free on bandcamp... 'Aped' by Aped the band from Chicago.
But really, it's on here because it's just really damn good, catchy rock music that shows off some chops and mines some fertile territory while putting their own spin on it. Thrash has some classic heavy rock albums, but most of it is a little more firmly "within the genre". Which means, it doesn't really transcend its genre.
Some albums though just have another level of being memorable. The guitar hooks and more than capable rhythm section drive home the message of some clear lyrical philosophies and themes. The vocals are guttural but clear, matching the music. There is plenty of play with dynamics and guitar sounds which enhances the depth of the heaviness.
This collection of songs fits the classic vibe of the best of 80's Metallica, Megadeth, and even Slayer. If you are a fan of heavy metal both old and new, check this out!