Lost Society: Braindead
Finnish thrashers break away from the herd
Lost Society’s third album has stepped so far away from the full-throttle Municipal Waste-style thrash of yore that you’d be forgiven for thinking that you were listening to a different band.
The four-piece kick off Braindead with I Am The Antidote and its chugging, mid-paced riffs, Avenged Sevenfold-esque twin guitar parts and new screamo vocal style from frontman Samy Elbanna signal a new opening of horizons from the Finns. They continue to impress throughout the hammering hardcore punch and groove of Riot and the twists and turns in the eight-plus minutes of Only (My) Death Is Certain.