First, great fuckin’ title for an EP! Second, when you christen yourselves Bangover (as they did back in 2011) you’d better induce the kind of involuntary head-banging that results in a migrainous fuckin’ phenomenon…..or at least a mild headache that only 2 Ibuprofen and a lie down in a darkened room will resolve.
Fortunately, London’s Bangover have been at this thrash game long enough to know their way around an old school thrash ditty and this 3 track EP hit our sweet spot in a most satisfying way.
Two songs about moshing with aliens and one about moshing with humans leads to a whole lotta mosh, and with the lyrics to “Blood, Sweat and Beers” name checking every decent thrash album ever released (or as near as damn it), there’s only one thing you can do once Close Encounters Of The Thrash Kind makes contact…..and that’s THRASH!! 7/10
Bangover‘s Close Encounters Of The Thrash Kind was released independently on December 17th, 2021.