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Testament, Overkill,and more...show review

Testament,Overkill, Flotsam and Jetsam, 4arm

     We arrived early on a crisp New England night. The sidewalks still piled high with last week's blizzard. We had our tickets already so one quick frisk at the door and we entered the Worcester Palladium. The night had fallen. Leather,hair,denim patched jackets mixed with the smell of sweat and stale beer. The line to the men's room, insanity. The end result with in those stalls, horrifying. All the makings of a great night of thrashy metal.
4 arm, from Australia did not disappoint. They are what a good thrash band is meant to be. The guitarist stage right looked like he was ten years old but he shredded from opening to end. Vocals were insane and clear. This was metallica pre- kill em all days. Simple, powerful, to the point.

Flotsam and Jetsam were up next and they are quite simply an American icon. Thrashy, yes, metal, no doubt. Incredible guitar work here and the old songs sounded fresh and new. But let me say that we listene…