Hi everyone, and welcome to the show that smashes everything : Thrash or Die ! Today, we carry on with our journey into Thrash Metal, and we’ll illustrate with a Finnish band that smashes even more than the show itself : Lost Society ! And in this episode, we’ll also see a bit of why Thrash sounds this way : the music. We already saw it in the previous episode : Thrash is a fast music. We find a lot of this drum rhythm inherited from punk : When you hear that in a song, there is a good chance that it is Thrash Metal. Of course, we find some mid-tempo songs as weel, but the songs are mostly fast. For the guitar riffs, it’s a base of Palm Mute, Power Chords and 16th notes (see episodes 19 & 20) It’s very agressive, compared to other Metal genres where we can find more melodic riffs : Or even groovy riffs : Here, we’ll be more in the Damn, that’s awesome… It’s fast, technical, agressive, its… Exactly, it’s everything Metal should be ! Well, in fact it’s what Lamb of God’s guitarist says about Megadeth’s 2nd album : But I recognized myself in the sentence, because it’s word for word my thoughts when I hear that : And that’s why I chose to talk about Lost Society in this episode : These guys have all figured out how to do Thrash Metal ! If you never heard of them, it’s because the band is pretty young, they started in 2010. Since they are fans of the original Thrash bands of the 80s, they melted all this into the purest Thrash ever. This band is the quintessence of Thrash Metal ! They look like kids in this video, right ? It’s because they are ! Average 19 years old , and the singer is only 18 ! When I was 18, it was something else… I failed my life… The funny thing is they embraced Thrash to the point that they fit the dresscode of the genre : I told you ! Quintessence of Thrash ! Fuck… Everything started in Finland, in 2010, when the band was created by Samy Elbanna… (Who was only 15, just to remind you.) …Singer/guitarist. Then, in 2012 they entered a Battle of the bands called GBOB Did they win ? No… Oh, fuck… Of course, they won, asshole ! Look at that ! Samy is so cute, he doesn’t even have long hair yet ! The guys are 17 years old and they made everyone see eye to eye ! So their 1st album “Fast Loud Death” followed, here’s an axtract : I love that song ! The album is mostly fun, between songs like “Bitch out’ my way” that we just heard, “Bitch out’ my way”, ffs ! and the cover very catroon-ish, where we see the band leaving a destroyed city in their tour bus. And you surely guessed who destroyed the city : And the guys haven’t had enough with the 15 songs of “Fast Loud Death”, so they released their 2nd album. One year later. “Of course !” Fucking hell, it’s not possible to make such riffs ! As if you thought their 1st album would be their best and that they’d never equal it, like… like Metallica, you know ? Hell no ! The guys show up with 14 new songs in your face, and you respect ! Fuck, listen to this ! Aaah, that’s so good ! It’s… It’s better than sex ! Yeah, I said it. I said it ! After Terror Hungry, they did a series of tours for 2 years One of them being called “The more you drink, the better we sound tour ’14” Well guys, I already love you without drinking anything, but if you say so… And in 2016, they released their 3rd album : Braindead This time there is only 8 tracks on the record, but they compensate with the length of the songs. For example, one is 8min long ! Yeah, compared to songs of the 1st album like “Toxic Avenger” that lasts 1 minute, it’s a bit longer ! For that matter, the 1st album is shorter than the 3rd in total time, though there are twice as many songs ! Personnally, I linked this album a bit less. There are too many mid-tempos for me, and I globally don’t like the singing as much. But there are still awesome songs, we’re talking about Lost Society here ! There even is a little “bonus” song on the album, a vocer of one of the songs from the previous album, but in a “Californian Easy Listening Version” And it’s great ! Alright, we’ll stop here because I will start making a love statement to the band. Regarding the album suggestions, it will be a lot easier than Overkill and their 18 albums ! To begin with, you can rush onto the first two albums, they are awesome. And as I said, I likes a little less the 3rd one, but it’s still pretty nice, and it’s on the podium of the 3 best albums of the band ! Okay, this time I really stop ! Bye everyone, see you soon on the “Metalliwhat ?” channel, and cheers ! Thanks for watching ! Thanks to : The playlist of the songs is in the description below Bye, and see you soon for another episode of Thrash or Die !