Havok’s fifth is the sound of a band weaponising their accumulated experience. Multiple layers of guitar and bass complement and battle each other in a dizzying barrage that still adheres to the standards established by their 80s thrash forebears.
The straight-forward attacks of Fear Campaign and Merchants Of Death are built around savage riffs and brazen choruses, but the slow-burn Interface With The Infinite and Panpsychism’s journey through gnarled basslines, gang shouts and pulsating riffs offer more intricate assaults. Although retro-
minded, Havok sound sharp and as furiously relevant as ever even as we struggle onward through difficult times.