Septic Christ – Infected Existence (2009)


Today we have Septic Christ and their killer debut full-length release titled “Infected Existence”. Delivering an eight track dose of Bay Area sounding Thrash Metal, this Germany band manages to capture the essence of real old-school Thrash and brings it into a more modern and clean sounding stage. “Infected Existence” is one of those releases that feature brilliant riffing from beginning to end and every track should be heard at least one million times to be fully digested and enjoyed.

The album title track delivers the first dosage of killer riffs, reminding us a bit of old Metalica in the pre-“Black Album” era. For a two and a half minute long track, this is one hell of an opener. The tempo changing “W.D.W.F” mixes interesting ‘slow’ sections with the typical Thrash speed ups. The vocals of Bobby Shortleg are pretty solid, but the solos and riffs of JxNothing take the cake in this release. The bass guitar abuse on “Walk” make this sound very devastating and feature an excellent opening section before all hell breaks loose.

“Three Letters Called Hell”, “Stand Up Straight” and “Permitted by God” keep the onslaught of crushing riffs, featuring heaps of memorable moments and quite catchy chorus sections like on “Stand Up Straight”. The aptly titled “Thrashin With Style” is an epic song that delivers in every single level: excellent drumming, aggressive vocals, pounding bass line, and powerful riffing, we even have to go as far as saying that this is the best track in the release due to its versatility and aggressiveness.

“Infected Existence” is definitely one of those albums that ALL Thrash Metal fans should own. This German band has managed to keep the old-school vibe alive while being very aggressive and highly dynamic. If you like bands like Testament, Forbidden, etc, Septic Christ is one of those names you should be able to associate with the greats in a few years.

Band: Septic Christ Album: Infected Existence
Label: Malevolence Records

Release: 2009

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Genre: Thrash Metal

Country: Germany

Rating: 89/100

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