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Terrifiant: Terrifiant
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Terrifiant: Terrifiant

Heavy/Speed Metal
4.0/5.0

The history of Belgium's Terrifiant is a short, ambitious, and tawdry one. In 2019, two mischievous metal dudes, ZZ Slop (g) and Lord TerrifianT (v), meet at a festival, compare beverage and weed choices, and then go on to form a sleazy, NWoBHM-inspired, speed metal band with three additional miscreants. They also have creatively degenerate stage names: Slime Valdi (g), Alcoloic (d), and the perfectly disgusting, Sniffany Bags (b). Terrifiant quickly delivered a two song demo from the gutters of Brussels, which caught the interest of Gates Of Hell Records. Now the band releases their self-titled debut album, which includes the demos, five new songs, and a Pat Benatar cover.

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Now that previous paragraph gave everything away. Perhaps everything you need to know about this album. After an epic guitar inspired instrumental opening, the album leaps into nitro-fueled speed metal and, essentially, never slows down. Riffs rage and roar, guitar solos blister and thrill, and the rhythm section pummels your brain into mashed spaghetti. Speedline is likely the song that defines both Terrifiant's raison d'etre and their sound. If there is any moment of pause, or slowness, it comes in the center of the demo tune, Metal And More (reworked from the original). Surprisingly, in the guitar lines and rhythm section, Terrifiant keeps heavy metal melody and harmony alive. Vocally, Lord Terrifiant is simply a classic metal singer, but focusing more on his range and atmospheric screaming than your understanding of anything he says. As for the Pat Benatar cover, Heartbreaker, it pretty much gets a heavy metal treatment, perhaps it bit faster when the guitars solo. All said, for classic heavy speed metal, Terrifiant is the real deal. Prepare to bang your head, pump your fist, and do windmills if you still have your flowing heavy metal tresses. Recommended.


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All said, for classic heavy speed metal, Terrifiant is the real deal. Prepare to bang your head, pump your fist, and do windmills if you still have your flowing heavy metal tresses. Recommended.

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