The Skinny: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based thrash metal gladiators, Untimely Demise, are about to release their sophomore full-length on October 28th, delivering some of the most sweltering, legit, classic thrash metal prowess of the year. As Italian label Punishment 18 Records prepares to release Systematic Eradication on October 28th, this week the band has unleashed a stream of the album currently uncaged via SoundCloud below.
Incorporating the influences of genre-leaders Megadeth, Death, Arch Enemy, Testament, Exodus, and so forth into an ambitious package that places a paramount focus on guitar-work and musicianship, and building upon the template forged on their their 2009-released debut EP Full Speed Metal, and subsequent first album City Of Steel, released in 2011 via Sonic Unyon Records, the thrash chemistry Untimely Demise concoct on their newly-completed Systematic Eradication boasts the band’s most crushingly convincing and persuasively potent material yet.
With nearly thirty-five minutes of rabid, ribcrushing old-school metal mayhem boasting killer production courtesy of the engineering, mixing and mastering duties by ex-Megadeth/King Diamond guitarist Glen Drover at Eclipse Studios – also responsible for recording the band’s previous EP and LP, and for supplying guest solos on several of the new tracks – Systematic Eradication takes the band’s mighty auditory attack to the next level with eight new anthems cloaked in fantasy and sci-fi imagery. Once again UD contracted renowned heavy metal cover artist Ed Repka to bring their vibrant album artwork to fruition.
Systematic Eradication Track Listing:
01. Spiritual Embezzlement
02. The Last Guildsman
03. Somali Pirates
05. Navigator’s Choice
06. A Warrior’s Blood
08. Escape From Supermax