This one’s all about werewolves and some such nonsense but you’re not here for the concept, you’re here for the thrash….and a solid, honest-to-goodness thrashing is what you’re gonna get!
Mostly mid-paced, these Wisconsin-based riff wranglers settle into rock-hard grooves and, while a little deviation would be nice, there’s enough head-banging moments to sate the most bloodthirsty appetite.
Satisfyingly crunchy, the likes of “Ties That Bind” and the interestingly titled “Ten Faced Human Waste” echo the malevolence of Puppets-era Metallica (while not quite reaching the same ‘heady’ heights) but the overall apocalyptic sense of grandeur is clear to hear.
Fundamentally, Formation is a more than decent EP from a band with oodles of promise! 7/10