A Fast of Solace

There is nothing wrong with the debut album from France’s TankrusT, nothing at all. There’s also nothing particularly striking about it either. They hail from France and seem to come from the ashes of some underground bands called SIC, One Shot, and Filet o’fish fuckin (yup), and they play a form of modern, tight, chunky, and almost Danish sounding melodic death metal/thrash (Illdisposed come to mind here and there) which would fit on Mighty Music.

The 10 songs blaze and chug by in 35 high-octane minutes, and frontman ‘Kootoh’ has a wide array of screams and growls, forgoing any clean singing, so that’s good. While the songs certainly have some balls and bite, and when the likes of “DMZ” or the nu-metal stomp of “Draw the Line” kick in, I’m entertained and tap my foot/bang my head. It’s not quite as high energy as fellow thrashing countrymates Kause 4 Konflict, but there are plenty of mid-paced grooves that remind me of Machine Head (the aforementioned “Draw the Line,” “Improvisation 28”), and moments when the band is almost a full-on Arch Enemy-styled melodeath band (“Apollo Is Dead”).

It’s got a nice beefy guitar tone, some decent vocals, and high energy delivery, but ultimately it’s disposable.

[Visit the band's website]
Written by Erik T
February 18th, 2016


  1. Commented by: Vance

    This is pretty cool stuff, cool vocals, nice guitar tone, some interesting drums and riffs. Better for sure without watching the video. Ha!

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