With a new album, Rage, offered up last year and original vocalist Gary Golwitzer back at the helm it was time to give Wrath my attention once again.

As we age the necessity to define our lives becomes more important. What we’ve done is really who we are, metal-heads are no exception. More and more artists are seemingly resurrecting their old bands and getting back into the music scene, once a rock star always a rock star.

Wrath is a progressive thrash metal band from Chicago founded in 1982. They burst into the limelight with two classic records: Fit of Anger (1986) and Nothing to Fear (1987) and then seemingly disappeared. Although the band continued releasing music, they’ve been off my metal radar until now.

With a new album, Rage, offered up last year via Combat Records and original vocalist Gary Golwitzer back at the helm it was time to give Wrath my attention once again.

Progressive is the key word for a group with the talent and temperament to re-invent itself. Wrath has long been considered one of the originators of ‘speed tech’, a hybrid form of thrash utilizing a technically demanding sound at an unfathomable speed. While that model is still evident in the band’s music, the incorporation of modern thrash elements has really moved this effort onto a level all its own. Highlight tracks for me are: “Conflict”, “Draw Blood”, “Tension on High”, “My Rage” and “Feeding the Host”.

Wrath has earned their way back ‘into the scene’. Check out Rage and let the metal extremity known as Wrath defile you! \m/

Wrath are:

  • Rob Noon – Guitars
  • Gary Modica – Bass
  • Scott Nyquist – Guitars
  • Jake Fromkin – Drums
  • Gary Golwitzer – Vocals
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