The resurgence of thrash continues…
Over the last decade metal has made a huge resurgence. This popularity has inspired a lot of bands to make a deliberate return to their roots (Metallica, Megadeth, etc). It has also prompted the reformation of quite a few long-defunct bands from the past (Believer, Anacrusis, etc). You can now add Connecticut’s Indestructible Noise Command (aka I.N.C.) to that list.
I.N.C. formed in 1985 and quickly recorded their first album, Razorback. The album was quirky but heavy with an underlying sense of humor that was missing from most thrash at the time. It was enough to allow them to play with bands such as Megadeth, Exodus and King Diamond. Their second album, The Visitors, built on everything that fans loved about Razorback and garnered even more attention for the band – Pantera, in their infancy, even opened for I.N.C. at one time. One of the more unique elements that I.N.C. had going for them was the vocals of Dennis Gergely. His voice provided a bit of a hardcore/metal crossover vibe at a time when only a few bands were doing it (most notably D.R.I.). Due to a lack of solid label support and funding, the band took an indefinite hiatus shortly after the release of their second album, and that was the end of the story – until now.
I.N.C. are back with a fresh set of songs that are heavier and darker than anything they did in the mid-eighties. The guitar riffs rip through with an old-school flair that mixes with a modern intensity that proves the guys still have it. Dennis’ unique vocals are still very much a staple of the new material, forcing a rough bark that has only improved with age. I.N.C. has already written enough material for a third album they’re calling Bleed the Line and are currently working on a video for its first single, “God Loves Violence.” “God Loves Violence” is a raw dose of old school thrash that borders on the same quirky nature that dominated Voivod’s earliest releases. Another song worth mentioning is “Rain”, a slower track that features Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal on guitar. If these tracks are any indication of what I.N.C. has in store with Bleed the Line, it appears that another vintage thrash band has returned better than ever.
Indestructible Noise Command – ‘Rain’ (featuring Ron Thal)
Indestructible Noise Command 2010 Line-Up:
Erik Barath – Guitar
Tony Fabrizi – Guitar
Dennis Gergely – Vocals
Dennis Leeflang – Drums
Samuel J. Roon – Bass