The return of Racetraitor, plus new bangers from Bewitcher, Brazilian thrash crew Nervosa, Lord Dying and more.
This week’s shortlist of brand spanking new essentials source a rich, classic pedigree of extreme music to tap into a sound that is both timeless and contemporary simultaneously. Each of the bands featured on the latest installment of Mandatory Jams come from an old school lineage that understand the importance of honoring your roots, while moving the culture forward.
The result is a collection of tracks that assert all the musical muscle we love about extreme art, without imitating something already done. The tunes are timeless, fresh, modern and menacing.
Check the Mandatory Jams of the week.
NERVOSA – “ELEMENTS OF SIN” (NAPALM RECORDS)
The third cut from the band’s now available Jailbreak LP, “Elements of Sin” is maelstrom of chugging guitars, charging percussion and commanding performance from Prika Amaral that underscores her prowess as Nervosa’s lead. Incorporating accents of thrash’s speed and death’s brutality, the final preview of the album offers a emphatic snapshot of the band’s well-rounded approach to classic heft.