RED RIGHT HAND - PLOTTING YOUR DEATH - SCREAMING FERRET/LOCOMOTIVE
Red Right Hand is the band of the owner of Screaming Ferret Wreckords and at its core takes a few cues from Exodus and Testament. The singer is the most analogous with a voice that is a mix of Souza and Billy. The music, however, is nowhere near as good. The vicious evil of Exodus’ riffs is missing. The band has very few solos and the few that are heard are more noise solos than anything else. The East Coast thrashers are hardly Testament either. So, why is this writer giving the band an above average grade? The purity and aggression of thrash metal is largely intact. The band is aggressive in its sound, the thrashing never ceases, it is unrelenting and, yes, a few slamming beats really help. What Red Right Hand needs is more quality riffs, a guitarist who can deliver ripping leads and, for Gandalf’s sake never allow the vocalist to rap as he does on the song Funk. The song, incidentally, begins with a patented Megadeth riff.
Red Right hand, ultimately, is more Faith Or Fear or Meliah Rage than Exodus and Testament, but fans of the Bay Area sound will still find much to like. - Ali “The Metallian”