It was the summer of 1985 when five deranged souls from Staten Island formed the still infamous Savage Thrust. Giving their name the reputation it deserved, they soon became well known in the NY metal scene for their intense and violent shows, but also recognized for both their impressive talent and their hunger to devour the world.
In 1990, Savage Thrust’s first and so far only full-length album “Eat ‘em raw” came out on Avanzada Metálica. Released only on tape and vinyl, this monster of an album was received with huge enthusiasm not only in Mexico and NYC but by a worldwide audience!
It was the combination of intense, aggressive, yet melodic and passionate riffs, with nerve-shattering vocals and a pounding rhythmic section that soon established the band as a major force in speed/thrash metal. When asked about their influences, their now-famous phrase “everything from Sabbath to Slayer...” stands still true to what Savage Thrust deliver. Based on a fast and dynamic speed/thrash metal assault, the band loved to challenge their listeners with some complex-yet-imaginative rhythms, surely something to make them stand out among all those other bands that were crowding the scene back in the days.
Savage Thrust shared the stage with Anthrax, Exodus, Overkill, Manowar, Armored Saint, Nuclear Assault, M.O.D., plus many others, but, sadly enough, suffering from a row of line-up changes, in 1992 they decided to put the beast to sleep. But their devoted fans were not letting this one go away easily! In a twisted turn of fate, a Mexican fan got in touch with Savage Thrust, asking them to release the 1990 album on CD for the first time. The band saw his dedication and passion and accepted. The album master tapes had been lost in time, but another sound source could be found that was of the required quality, and it was taken to a proper studio to give this timeless jewel both new life and an improved sound.
Now, this masterpiece of pure speed/thrash metal is finally available again on vinyl. Of course with all the quality you expect from High Roller Records, and with a fresh sound that was re-mastered especially for vinyl by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of Disharmony.