Hold your ears and save your neck: Belgium’s TerrifianT has arrived with their distinctive brand of rough-and-ready metal that gangs up on NWOBHM, as well as U.S. and metal from the Far East!
A garrulous, rough housing troublemaker (ZZ Slop/Guitarmony) meets a dark and mysterious sleazeball (Lord TerrifianT/Vocals) in a festival carpark…the beginning to any great Heavy Metal story! Left to their own nefarious devices, a small bag with questionable contents and endless whiskey, the scoundrels gave birth to possibly the best/worst idea of that particular weekend…a group of miscreants committed to ways of old and the forgotten Metal Gods of yore!
Combining the worst elements with the filthiest attitudes from each of their respective record collections the duo set out to recruit the suitable deviants they required to execute this devilish deed and after a year searching every back alley, dive bar and shady street corner Brussels had to offer, the lineup was finally solidified in 2018 with Alcoloic (Drums), SlimeValdi (Guitarmony) and Sniffany Baggs (Bass).
Mixing the rawness of their NWOBHM and USHM favourites and with a strong nod to greatest and nastiest metallic hits from the Land of Rising Sun, Lord TerrifianT and his Agents of Terror bring forth an uncompromising offer to the immor(t)al Heavy Metal Gods backed with a fist full of Rock’n’Roll attitude and seriously bad intentions.
Their self titled debut album will be released on February 21st 2020 via Gates of Hell Records.
Even without reading the press release above, you can get a strong impression of just what kind of band TerrifianT are based off some of their track titles. With songs like Steel for Life, Metal and more, and Iron Mountain, chances are this isn’t going to be some old school Norwegian black metal.
Nope, this is heavy metal harking back to the heady time of the NWOBM/USHM days. Something of a tribute to that sound, it’s also clear TerrifianT are having some fun with this while also being capable of doing it justice.
Nothing too pushy, nothing too over the top, it’s 7 tracks and 1 cover of hair-flinging and leather-pants wearing heavy metal. Throw the horns and get those neck muscles warmed up. The riffs fly like panties through the air, the vocals screaming encouragement and the percussion putting the exclamation point on.
It’s fun and that’s no bad thing. Even a cover of Pat Benatar’s Heartbreaker will bring a smile to the face.
TerrifianT – TerrifianT Full Track Listing:
1. Steel for Life
2. Devil in Transport
3. Bed Queen
4. Just Because I Can
5. Metal and More
7. Iron Mountain
8. Heartbreaker (Pat Benatar Cover)
Terrifiant - Terrifiant (Gates of Hell Records)
The Final Score - 6.5/10