“Brainwreck”, the debut album from Boston’s Ramming Speed, spends little time allowing the listener to come up for air. Smothered in aggression, this molten slab of metal draws from not only from American thrash bands of the past, but also tastefully pulls from the heaviness of crust punk and the blinding rage of grind. Pepper the mix with beer soaked rock n roll licks and you have the shape of underground metal to come.
Playing their first show in January of ’07, Ramming Speed have since loaded into just over 250 basements, living rooms and piss stained bars around the US. While the band’s first release, the “Full Speed Ahead” 7”, touched on issues such as pizza parties and fake tan smell-good girls, the band returned home from heavy touring with a different mind set. Ramming Speed experienced in six weeks what many bands never come across in a life time. There was the inevitable van break down in the middle of the desert on one day, the band being filmed for LA reality tv show “Beach Patrol” the next, and two evenings later the whole gang was arrested at gun point out side San Francisco for suspected kidnapping (charges were later dropped). These experiences merely scratch the surface of a tour that also included riot cops and a Hells Angels 4th of July party. The quintet eventually arrived back in Boston road hardened and ready to write a pissed off, fast fucking record.
This time around the music and lyrics are far more aggressive and poignant. Topics covered include American xenophobia, terrorist paranoia, and the metal scene’s aversion to politics. Musically, the metal begins to grind just as hard as it thrashes, taking nods from genre defining bands like Napalm Death and Terrorizer. Read close and you’ll still find party thrash anthems about a zombie killing lawyer and Thor’s hammer, but this is by no means a flash in the pan revival band. This is the mixture of two decades worth of metal, punk, and hardcore mangled into thirteen short, fast, and loud songs.
Ramming Speed - Brainwreck 12" Vinyl
Fast, brutal thrash metal with elements of grindcore and punk, RAMMING SPEED have exploded in the underground scene, recently inking a worldwide deal on Candlelight Records. The first press was limited to 500 hand numbered copies on black vinyl. The second press is limited to 300 copies on slime-green vinyl and features updated artwork! The third and final press is limited to 200 copies on gray marble and was previously only available on their 2010 European tour with Municipal Waste!
- Pressing Info:
- 1st Press: Limited to 500 copies on black. (SOLD OUT) 2nd Press: Limited to 300 copies on slime-green. (SOLD OUT) 3rd Press: Limited to 200 copies on gray marble **PLEASE NOTE: The remaining copies of the 3rd Press do not contain an insert and are offered at a discounted price**