Album Title: 
Metal Through And Through
Release Date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Review Type: 


Introduction: released almost one year ago, but Thrash-fanatics: be prepared for another combo from Belgian soil about to conquer the planet…


Location: Liège (Belgium)

Current line-up: Kévin Lambert (drums), Ludovic Hubert (vocals & guitars), Morgane Greeven (bass), Sébastien Grätz (guitars)

Recorded: at Le Garage Créative Music

Mix & mastering: Psycho

Artwork: I think from the band itself; simple and characteristic yet effective!

Type: digital & limited demo-MCD (jewel-case)

Duration: 13:50

Genre: timeless Thrash Metal


Metal Through And Through is a three-track demonstrational recording by a new horde from the French-speaking part of Belgica. The quartet performs rather ‘plain’ and ‘traditional’ Thrash / Speed / Heavy Metal, totally inspired by the Old School, and then I am talking about the Venom / Metallica / Warlock / Angel Witch / Judas Priest / Death Angel / Tank alike area.

Amerithrax, Kill At Will and Rapid Fire are very kinetic, fast-paced tracks, with a focus on energetic, and fierce guitar leads, with organic transitions towards brain-pulverizing solos. The tremolo riffs get intensively supported by sublime drums, which are as uncompromising as they are focusing on the intensity of each track’s structure. Besides, the rhythm strings (four- and six-stringed) brings a forceful energy, sometimes opening the portal to have some Punk-laden texture entering the play. The vocal parts, then again, are very clean and dignified, maybe little too well-behaved and decent. For what it’s worth: I think some more vocal rawness would drench the whole in rougher dimensions. I’m not saying that I need screams, yells and shouts, but Ludovic’s voice is neat, even chaste, and might need that little supplementary punch of whisky-soaked crudity and cigar-smoked muck.

Senttura do bring an impressive collection of commanding thrashers. It’s not a renewing approach, yet nothing less but a honest tribute to the bare essence of the earliest years: the thunderous vigor of Amerithrax, with hints of Teutonic firework and hard-rocking finesse; Kill At Will, with its punky vibe, its rumbling dynamism and its straight-forward attitude; and Rapid Fire, presenting some smooth kind of proto-NWOBHM-oriented anthemic vehemence (and a very fine bass’n’drum intermezzo!).