Music: Ramming Speed

Boston’s Ramming Speed are poised to become the next band scrawled on the denim vests of thrashers all over the world and they're playing their first show in Cincinnati. Most bands that play this style limit political statements to hypocritical TV evange

If the recent success of bands like Municipal Waste is any indication, Thrash Metal is back with a vengeance. With everyone from metalheads to Hardcore fans and punks wearing flip-up hats, Thrash Metal isn’t just experiencing a revival: It’s undergoing a renaissance.

That's just one of the reasons why Boston’s Ramming Speed, with their incredible live shows and mind-blowing guitar work, are poised to become the next band scrawled on the denim vests of thrashers all over the world. And given a recent world tour that included shows in Iceland, France and Sweden and festivals in Germany and Eastern Europe, that could become a reality sooner than you think.

Most bands that play this style limit political statements to hypocritical TV evangelists and Christianity, but Ramming Speed covers issues ranging from xenophobia to the affects of terrorism on Americans’ mindsets and political apathy within the Metal scene. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, though, as the band members boast influences ranging from Crust Punk to such politically-charged Grindcore bands as Napalm Death and Terrorizer.

They play the Blue Rock Tavern. Get show details and Sound Advice here.

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