Coming out of Omaha, Nebraska in 2011 is the Thrash Metal band ACES LOAD'D.
These play a more modern style of Thrash Metal music with some influences of classic
old school Thrash Metal. Their music also mixes in some Modern forms of Heavy Metal
music too. The crunchy grooved out guitar parts and drum rhythms reminded me of a lot
of the great Thrash Metal that was coming out of the Bay Area in the late 80's. The music
has a classic Thrash vibe in the vein of EXODUS ("FABULOUS DISASTER" era),
PANTERA ("COWBOYS FROM HELL" era) & MACHINE HEAD ("BURN MY
EYES" era). The chugging guitars was my favorite part of their sound and it kind of
reminded me of DISARRAY from Tennessee. The more Modern parts are mostly in some
of the song arrangements and the vocals. Todd Bonge's vocals are a mix between throaty
harsh old school Thrash vocals and more clean modern Thrash vocals. I grew up listening
to Thrash Metal and this was the genre that really turned me into a die hard Metalhead, so
I was really digging these guys, because these guys take me back to the early days of
Thrash and crank out some really killer tunes. Hopefully we will get a full length from
these guys soon, because these 5 tracks are definitely not enough. Thrash til Death!!!