Steve Thompson - Guitar / Vocals
Bryan Hiatt - Bass
Rod Bost - Drums
Killing Us All by Sixty Cycle Burn has it all for those who are in need of some soul crushing, mind corrupting Metal. They have the speed of Thrash Metal with the edge of Power Metal and anger releasing lyrics.
Killing Us All is corruption personified with its intense guitar riffs and solo to the march of the drums and the snarl of the vocals. It’s what I would call a headbanger’s classic anthem because with the music you are compelled to get up and start thrashing around. You get to release that pent up anger towards the world and feel the power of the music to make a change in the world. It is always refreshing when a song can bring about a positive change within aggressive lyrics and music. We all feel it at some point in time and don’t know what to do with it. Here is a safe way to release it and then fight it, not with our fists, but our voices.
The intro of Decay Is Always On Your Side really sets the tone for the song, almost like a storm you see brewing on the horizon and you just brace yourself for when it hits. When it does, you are hit with the electrifying charisma of the guitars and spine cracking strength of the vocals. The breakdown is enchanting and chaotic at the same time which is no small feat, often times you have one or the other but they managed to do both at the same time very well. The lyrics are filled with empathy and really give the listener a green light, so to speak, that we all get fed up with society and circumstance. A lot of times people tend to shy away from saying they feel anger because society equates that to violence but it’s not the case, you can be angry and stand up for your rights and others’ rights in a peaceful yet powerful way. Even the most passive person can find some solace and beauty with angry music, because it gives them the freedom to feel it, but you don’t have to act on it.
A New Day and Can’t Get It Back keep up the fast paced rhythm of the EP and have a touch of a punk rock style mixed with thrash metal. You can certainly feel the energy of their music and it consumes your entire being. Overall, Killing Us All is extremely well done and has a sound all its own. So if you are an adrenaline junkie and want some music that will give you your much needed fix, look no further than Sixty Cycle Burn. Also in good news, they are going to have another EP release in the very near future. I can’t wait to hear it, as I am certain it will be just as carnal as all of their music.
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