13 March 2013
LA VIRGEN DEL POZO
When you think of ripping raw old school thrash do you think of Puerto Rico? Perhaps you should. A side project started in '08 with members of TROPIEZO, JUVENTUD CRASA, LA HOSTIA and others, LA VIRGEN DEL POZO crank out jams well worthy of a serious frenzy whipping with plenty of skull stomping mosh. But the majority of these five tracks are descendant from '80s Bay Area mania, but clearly weaned on DIY thrash core - buzzsaw guitars, gratuitous double bass and a searing vocal attack that falls somewhere between Baloff and DROPDEAD. The demo is pretty lo-fi, but the tunes are well worth it.