Austin's SYRANAX formed in 83/84 and spewed forth a sinister assault unparalleled by any band of their era. Their second demo, 1987's Annihilation Of Civilization, is more evil than SLAYER, and more ferocious than C.O.C. at their most primitive - 21 minutes of sheer madness. RIGOR MORTIS is a logical comparison, both for their Texas roots and their face melting speed picking. The Battalion Of Death demo from 1985 featured a different singer (and many of these same songs, and a more polished recording), but the addition of Steve "Skullhead" Holland gave SYRANAX an intensity that they had only hinted at before. Plus, the original singer and bassist left the band to join the military, and the first singer was a cop as of 2002, so I'll stick with a dude named Skullhead. This is primitive and raw thrash metal at it's absolute finest.
In addition to the eight songs listed on the demo, my tape has a Nightmare On Elm Street promo, followed by an unlisted 2:32 rager - don't know what it's called but it's better than any song on the demo...except possibly "Nuclear Fate," but I'm splitting hairs here...just rock this shit.