Man, why only two songs? Thatís really my only complaint with the ďA Future Expired EPĒ from the Thrashers in SEREGON. You get two songs of topnotch Thrash mixed with a small helping of Death along the way, all played with conviction and fury. And while songs arenít short (5:46 and 8:44 in length), the EP is over far too soon. But hey, quality over quantity I guess.
Thereís not really a whole lot to say about the two songs on ďA Future ExpiredĒ. They are both well-crafted and engaging, and despite their length neither song feels long or ever gets boring. In fact, after first listening to ďReplicatorsĒ, I was quite surprised to see that it exceeded eight minutes. In my opinion, that is a great indicator of high-level songwriting. On top of that, musically the album is heavy and relentless, without being an absolute speed demon. Donít get be wrong, the songs are fast, but never blazingly so, and never to the detriment of the song. At times Iím reminded of VADER in spirit, which is at least partially due to the barked vocals.
Itís certainly refreshing to hear a young Thrash band that isnít simply raping the sounds of the 80s. All thatís left to say is címon SEREGON, get into the studio and whip up a full length, as ďA Future Expired EPĒ has left me hungry for more.
(Online August 16, 2008)