Re-Armed - Total Lack of Communication
Self released
Melodic Death/Thrash
3 songs (11'28")
Release year: 2015
Reviewed by Alex

Finnish Re-Armed do not have a lot of time to waste on their 3-song EP Total Lack of Communication. In spite of what the title says, I believe the band communicates their stance very clearly. After a pair of full-lengths, while signed with the labels, Re-Armed is apparently looking for a new deal with this self-released digital EP. As if to show the possible wares to a future suitor the band runs through various shades of melodic death/thrash in 11 fiery minutes.

The title track shoots as if right of a cannon, all tight and savage, with guitars contributing some twangs and bass providing its runs. A quick melodic lead around 2’30” also keeps things interesting. Meant to Be Broken lights the fuse with some awesome At The Gates-like cadences, grabbing onto other good traditions of Swedish death/thrash, and ends on a somewhat apocalyptic angle. This is where stomping opening of Unhuman goes to as well, slowing things further for a moment, showing that Re-Armed has some more massive Bolt Thrower type bombs next to their earlier rapid fire ammunition. Re-Armed won’t remain mid-tempo, however, and after some death’n’roll riffs, Unhuman ends up on a rising eerie atmospheric note.

I dropped some comparison hints on purpose throughout this quick write up. Re-Armed pays homage to many genre originators and they do it well, while blending many of the obvious traits.

Killing Songs :
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Other albums by Re-Armed that we have reviewed:
Re-Armed - Worldwide Hypnotize reviewed by Aleksie and quoted 68 / 100
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