Texas thrashers XIL are streaming their new album Rip & Tear via Metal Bite. The album is due out on Friday via Confused Records.
Blasting out of the savage underground of south-central Texas, the trio unshackle a dynamic sound born out of speed and thrash, with a riotous rock ‘n’ roll edge. Attacking with a powerful brutality, XIL’s new album speeds through the light barrier with intense energy that refuses to let up. “Speedemons” races at redneck speed following the dark entities in their mission to pillage and plunder the human species. “Breakneck” begins with a slower tempo building up to a dramatic transition into hard-hitting percussion and kick-ass guitar riffs. Creating a wall of sound with the instrumentation, XIL’s vocals soar above the utter heavy chaos, bringing their own raw, aggressive impact into the mix. Concluding Rip & Tear with “Equinox” combines the pillars of their sound to an ultimate climax. It’s energetic and filled up on guitar riffs producing a blazing effect.
The future of the Earth may be looking rather bleak as the demonic warrior forces take control, but death by thrash and speed seems like a pretty good way to go. Dive head-first into this epic metal fantasy.
Jordan L. Hoffart: Sync-keeper of ravenous MotörBeats / keys
Austin James: Four stringed black thunder / lead vocal destruction
‘Big Joe’ Aguilar: Hellish blues disturbance / secondary overkill throat