It’s hard not to view this offering as anything less than a melodic thrash achievement, a modern melding of today’s style with ’80s substance.
Believe it or not, Exodus has been around for 43 years. Established way back in 1979, this thrash metal juggernaut has released eleven studio albums, two live efforts and one compilation release during their volatile existence.
Their latest effort Persona Non Grata, hit the streets last November and is finally starting to gain some steam. This is largely due to a series of music and lyric videos, the latest of which is “The Fires of Division” a performance offering sure to set you ablaze.
“The Fires of Division” is an assault on the senses. A rampage of precision and power, a hostile offering of severance. The flames are fitting as this is truly an Exodus rebirth.
Gary Holt has been in and out of the line-up while touring with Slayer. This is Steve ‘Zetro’ Sousa’s first real recording with the group in several years. 2014’s Blood In, Blood Out was written before he rejoined and contributed vocals. Finally, Tom Hunting is back with the band and in good health since his unfathomable diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma of the stomach.
It’s hard not to view this offering as anything less than a melodic thrash achievement, a modern melding of today’s style with ’80s substance. Seasoned veterans that they are, Exodus knows how to write a track and deliver in spades. I can’t wait to hear this played live!
Check out “The Fires of Division” by Exodus and let this new thrash anthem light a fire in you! \m/
Steve “Zetro” Souza – Vocals
Gary Holt – Guitars
Lee Altus – Guitars
Jack Gibson – Bass
Tom Hunting – Drums