You ever find a new thrash band that takes no prisoners and demands your attention from the moment you hit play? Have you ever found a new thrash band that makes you want to kick down every door on your way to punching God in the solar plexus? If the answer is no, then I may have just the band for you.
Doomsday is a crossover/thrash band hailing from Oakland, California that’s got a debut EP Depictions of Chaos coming out tomorrow via Creator-Destructor Records. Having already listened to it numerous times, I have to say that it’s the kind of shot across the bow that should make the rest of the metal world take notice.
Having only been around since 2018, it’s crazy how their forthcoming EP sounds like a band that’s been worshiping at the altars of the Bay Area thrash bands of old for much, much longer than that. Just one look at their influences — Sepultura, Slayer, Iron Age, Metallica, and Power Trip — and you can instantly see how they can manage to pay homage to the classics while nailing that modern crossover sound. They’re fast, they’re heavy, and they take no shit.
Speaking ahead of the EP’s release, vocalist Carlos Velazquez said tomorrow will be the culmination of a long time writing and recording the tracks while also playing shows with the likes of Gulch, Ripped To Shreds, and Municipal Waste.
Along with showcasing their strengths as a band, the EP also lets them show their connection to the scene as a whole, thanks to vocal cameos from Gus Villaroel (Beg For Death) on “Depiction Of Chaos,” Ben Murray (Darkness Everywhere, Light This City) on “Agony Blossoms Fear,” and Justin Martinez (Field Of Flames) and Andrew Lee (Ripped To Shreds, Houkago Grind Time) on “Attaining Heaven By Force.”
But enough of my drivel. After today’s exclusive album stream and tomorrow’s EP release, Doomsday should be on your radar. And if you’re like me and love old school thrash and modern crossover bands, you’re excited to see what’s next.