Another week, another blast from the underground, we head North to Glasgow and catch up with one man black thrash commando Night Fighter, and talk about the speed metal resurgence, analog media, writing, gigging and loads more
Gareth straps himself onto a ticking speed metal bomb and checks out he new Night Fighter EP
Scottish one man blackened thrash phenomenon “Night Fighter” is back with a four track EP to usher in February with a bang.
After the brief spoken intro (I won’t spoil it for you) the title-track literally bursts out of your speakers like a post apocalyptic wrecking machine, riffs and vocals almost tripping over themselves, they’re that quick, I love the solo in this one, there’s definitely a hint of early Maiden in the melody, yet it still has a slightly unhinged quality about it. ‘Feel the Force’ is next up, if anything it’s even faster, those Motörhead inspired licks barely under control and you feel like it’s all going to fly apart like some contraption out of Scrapheap Challenge, yet somehow, by adrenalin and sheer willpower alone, it just about holds together!
‘Altars of Iron’ comes out of the blocks before you’ve had chance to draw breath! So you better hold on and hope you don’t fall off, because at the speed this is going, the survival chances are none and slim, and slim has just left town! If you survived that, then EP closer ‘In the Black of Night’ does give you the chance to change your grip for a moment, as it bounces along on a bit of a groove for a few minutes rather than going at the 100 mph of the 8 minutes previous. The respite isn’t long lived mind, as the song builds nicely until its rattling along, although not at quite the pace of the previous three tracks, no this one takes the approach of bludgeoning you to unconscious a bit more than those ones.
This is an absolute blinder of an EP, don’t expect any refined, polished nonsense here, it does what it says on the tin! Job done
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