Scars - The Nether Hell (Independent) - Back
Starting in Sao Paulo Brazil in 1991 Scars created a metal band that is aggressive and full of energy. Thrash is the main vein for this band, Old school eighties style. Death metal probably found its way onto “The Nether Hell” as well. It would appear that they have some Maiden influences too. Thrashy riffs decorate this EP like the brain matter on the walls after an apparent shotgun suicide. Very much like Slayer, Old Metallica, Exodus, Kreator, and Overkill. These speed-driven thrash riffs shred! They also have an evil dark presence, which works great for this metal band. Solos are pretty good to boot. Yelling vocals, some with a grimace are used as a mainstay on the album. The grimace is kind of like Jon Tardy (Obituary), but the main body of the vocals is kind of like Tom Araya (Slayer), David Brockie a.k.a. Oderus Urungus (GWAR), and Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (Overkill). Six tracks keep your attention for nearly thirty minutes. This is a pissed off record! Slayer fans need to apply!


Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins