Immoral Hazard - Convulsion

Immoral Hazard Convulsion cover
Immoral Hazard
Independent Release
Not having any previous knowledge about this band, I thought they were from somewhere abroad and I was nicely surprised when I read that they’re coming from Thessaloniki, Greece. This band has almost got rid of the majority of the mistakes the Greek scene’s fraught with, and that’s a damn good thing.
Immoral Hazard are influenced by the big heavy/thrash metal bands of the 80s such as Metallica, Slayer, Sepultura, Testament, Kreator, Exodus, Overkill, Anthrax & the list goes on. They do not sound like another retro wannabe 80s heavy/thrash band as they have also added elements from the 90s & the 00s like the aforementioned bands have done as well. The production is heavy, a bit dry but rather sharp on the whole. The album was recorded, mixed & mastered by Stelios “Stelth” Koslidis & produced by Stelios and the band itself. Great job indeed.
“Convulsion” is an independent release that you can mostly find on the band’s own website. I do not know if it was the band’s own choice to go independently but it’s hard to think that they didn’t go for any good offer especially by some labels which deal with heavy/thrash metal music in general.
I like the fact that Immoral Hazard are not on fire all the time but they have some cooler moments so as to keep the listeners interested throughout the album. For instance, “Dead End Trails” is the band’s mid-tempo & more contemporary attempt… a very good & diverse moment imo. Of course, this is the band’s debut and lots of things will change along the way as they will gain more experience and become more mature. Nonetheless, this is a very solid heavy-thrash metal album that the fans of the genre will relish for the most part…