Show Review: Comeback Kid/Backtrack/Xibalba/Downpresser/To The Wind

CBK tour

Venue – Backbooth

Location – Orlando, FL

Date – 3/6/2014

Lineup – Comeback Kid w/ Backtrack, Xibalba, Downpresser and To The Wind

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Review: Power Trip – “Manifest Decimation”



Power Trip

“Manifest Decimation”

Crossover Thrash Metal

Southern Lord Records

Release Date: June 11, 2013

Rating: 9.5/10


When I’m thinking thrash, I’m thinking Slayer. I’m thinking old Metallica. I’m thinking Megadeth, Nuclear Assault, Anthrax, Sacred Reich, Vio-Lence, Possessed, Metal Church, Morbid Saint, etc. I’m thinking circle pits and clenched fists. I’m thinking banging heads, long hair, black shirts, and pure speed. Whether it’s crossover or blackened, modern or old school, a good thrash metal band never fails to evoke some or all of these images (maybe with a little personal touch to boot). With an instant classic in Manifest Decimation, Power Trip evokes all these images through desperate, reverberating vocals; insane riffage, and ass-kicking solos as they add their own epic chapter to the modern crossover/thrash movement. Continue reading