Neil Bolton checks out the new single from the South West Thrashers Mechanized, here’s what he thinks of it…
Winning Bloodstock’s ‘Metal To The Masses’ competition lead to a performance on the festival’s New Blood Stage in 2022. Wishing to capitalise on this momentum “Mechanized” have released the single “Out of the Womb Into the Tomb”.
You press play and immediately realise this band are not accustomed to hanging around.
The gruff vocals launch within seconds of this tune beginning and the talents of Andy George bounce into view. There is a tinge of Randy Blythe in his delivery which fits well with this blend of thrash and death.
The Southwest five-piece have produced a track that is both violent and melodic. It also displays the fact than none of this band are strangers to the practice room. The guitar licks work very well and the fast solos exhibit talent and dedication to the cause.
Dave Parsons on the drums never takes a moment to relax, and bass player Rohan James keeps up with style. This style is compounded with the aforementioned excellent guitar work from both Dom Forsyth and Andy Prowse.
“Out of the Womb Into the Tomb” contains pit creating sections folding well into sing along sections. Each component will make your head bang.
There is the bands second release, a longer track named “United In Misery” is just as accomplished with it cleaner vocals mixed with the gruffer style in this number adding more strength to the tools in their kit. These two tracks are a magnificent glimpse at what is to come from this young U.K. talent.
The Single is out this Friday on all platforms via Mirror Break Records – Pre-save Now