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The '80s, the best period for every thrasher, brought us bands like the big four of thrash metal
and the big three of Germany (Sodom, Kreator, and Destruction). After the '80s, thrash started fading, but after some years it suddenly came back. During the '90s, some bands started "challenging" the old bands and in the new millennium some five star quality thrash metal appeared. The so-called new wave is influenced by old fashioned thrashers and is
getting better day by day thanks to the ones who are working hard to keep true thrash alive.
The new wave started with some marvelous bands, and Burning Nitrum came to continue the
journey of masters with their Italian old school thrash metal to deliver their message of thrash. They released the self-produced ep "Pyromania" in 2012, presenting influences of historical Italian old school bands like Bulldozer mixed with German thrash bands like Kreator and Exumer.
Their ep starts with the instrumental track "Enter The Fire", which starts with clean
guitars mixed with distorted ones; this track is really good to start the journey through this ep.
Their second track, "Thrash Time", is honestly a good thrash track and I really like the lyrics that are repeating "thrash never died" again and again in a sort of "cry of thrash attack", or that's how I like calling it.
The third one is "Death Is Upon You" and is my favourite track on this ep. You can feel the
enjoyable melody of the riffs mixed with some killer rolling of drums being transported by the anger of vocals as the fourth track, "Old School Anthem", shows. When you hear the guitar parts of this song you'll understand it's hard to believe that these riffs really came from teenagers at their first musical experiences. Burning Nitrum also show a good taste in solos that are influenced by a lot of thrash masters typical of the '80s. "Pyromania", the title-track of the ep, presents old school thrash masters' influences and during their melodic part and first solo I hear the influences of a German thrash band like Exumer.
As a first band release, especially if we're considering they're only 18, this ep is good and probably more than good, considering that a debut ep cannot be perfect (so that their "Pyromania" is not perfect). We didn't expect this good thrash from teenagers like these and this band needs to keep working harder and I think they will rock their goal.