Thrash metal was on the verge of being a huge, unstoppable, uncompromising force in the late eighties. Unfortunately, most of the bands did compromise in one-way or another. Only a handful of groups who were at the forefront of thrash remain remotely above ground today. Even the underground itself seems to have forgotten thrash. Random Acts of Violence developed through a very simple concept, 'Crush everything.' The group combines the attitude of punk with the ferocity of hardcore and the technical ability of death metal to create not just thrash but their own take on it. The band's debut release on Hamfist Records, 'Unleashing', is a testament to that. 12 tracks, 32 minutes of speed, brutality and unparalleled rage that set this record apart from most other bands in the genre. From the colossal opening riff in the title track 'Unleashing', to the triple venomous vocal lashings of 'Hate Psalm' and the duel guitar harmonies on 'Slave', this record will not disappoint neither the metal purist nor the reckless punter. The songs on the album reflect the environment in which they were recorded, in a confined, concrete, beer-soaked studio hidden deep in a barren section of the post-industrial wasteland that is South Boston. Random Acts of Violence has been hard at work promoting themselves throughout New England, playing anything and everything offered, destroying crowds with no discrimination. There will soon be nothing left, and your city may be next. Band: Andrew Schnitzer: Vocals, Guitar Matt Hooker: Guitar, Vocal James Delahanty: Bass, Vocals Chris Guy: Drums.