Thicket – Descend into Darkness Album Review
Today we are featuring another promising thrash metal band; Thicket, from the USA. We have reviewed their destructive album; Descend into Darkness, along with its character, style, story, potential and more.
Thicket is another promising old fashioned heavy/thrash metal band I have discovered through Metalhead Community Submissions about two months ago with their latest album; Descend into Darkness, which was released in 2019. As most of the thrash metal bands have done in the history, Thicket is giving the right kind of first impression with the proper energy in their music. Each of these songs are powerful enough to satisfy any old-school thrash metal fan out there, so better to check out their music while reading the rest of the article.
Thicket actually is making releases since 2015, and Descend into Darkness is their first full-length album with 7 songs. The songs are mostly instrumental oriented (lots of badass riffages), structures are not-standard (in other words; proper progressive thrash metal structures), there’s freshness in the sound, and the energy is always there from the beginning to the end. I always liked thrash metal, so their music has reminded me of those golden days in metal history. Almost all of the legendary bands of today such as Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax have started their careers back in time with this music style. And none of those debut albums have lost anything from their freshness or potential until today. In my opinion, this was mostly because of the irresistible energy and their live performances. Thrash metal meant to be played live. When I think about Thicket in this way, I think they have enough material to play a full show, and leave their name in everybody’s memories with this energy of their music.
Songs in Descend into Darkness albums have so many things in common, yet each one of them gives you a different feeling, which is good. You never feel like you are listening to the same song over and over, which happens very often, unfortunately. Additionally, one of the important things about them is that they melodically don’t follow any thrash metal bands’ path. Yes, obviously they all have a huge influence on Thicket’s music, yet Thicket has their own thing going on in their compositions. I really liked hearing this, to be honest. This means that they are showing potential. And also, as I have mentioned above, these songs are great enough to go up on the stage and play an unforgettable show for their listeners.
Technically, Descend into Darkness have quite good standards in every way. For instance, when it comes to the overall sound quality and mixing, this album is bullet-proof. Hands down. Everything sounds super thrashy, powerful, dynamic and in great harmony. I am listening to tons of new music every day and the overall sound quality/production rate of Descend into Darkness has played a role in my pick. Just being honest. This is one of the very few the far best-sounding thrash metal albums I have listened to lately. There are so many great things about it, but if you’d like to know what I loved the most, I’d probably say its “natural sound”. No electronics, no processed sounds, no bullshit. Everything is super raw, super powerful and dynamic. As I have mentioned before, Descend into Darkness is a solid album that will satisfy any thrash metal fan out there!
When I take all these into account, I’d like to say that I am well impressed by Thicket. They have done a very successful job on this album. Facts are facts. All they need to do is to continue working hard, try to play as many shows as possible, and perform them flawlessly on stage. Once they succeed in their part of the job, I am sure metalheads will take care of the rest for them!!
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In conclusion, Metalhead Community Team congratulates Thicket for their successful piece of work; Descend into Darkness, and wishes them the very best in their future. Thanks for reading.