Power Trip: Manifest Decimation 12"
Debut LP from this thrash metal band from Texas. These guys feature several HC and metal scene vets in the band and I'm kind of blown away with how well they integrate a HC sensibility into a traditional crossover sound. Rather than taking the MO of, say, Municipal Waste or Toxic Holocaust, Power Trip just play straight-up, no-frills thrash with some burly, crust-informed vocals and blown-out production. You can also hear the HC influence a bit in the mid-paced parts, but it's one of those records where the HC parts won't alienate the metalheads and the metal parts won't alienate the HC kids. This is a complete and total bruiser... strongly recommended. Southern Lord Records