Southern Groove Thrash Metal - It's "Lifeswork" by Final Drive and it's AMAZING!!

 
Final Drive (l to r): Ray Tucker (bass), Chris Nanney (guitar), Jordan Gaw (vocals), Nathan Easter (guitar) and Alex Wheeler (drums).

Final Drive (l to r): Ray Tucker (bass), Chris Nanney (guitar), Jordan Gaw (vocals), Nathan Easter (guitar) and Alex Wheeler (drums).

Looks like Christmas came early for me! I get the pleasure of reviewing the latest album from these kick ass guys from down the road in St. Louis. Final Drive have been around since 2002 and have six albums under their belt and 2014's "Lifeswork" is in my opinion the breakthrough album for these guys.   The band has a style all their own and I keep trying to find a band to compare them to but there just isn't one which is why I think this album has impressed me so much.  At times I can hear the Southern bits of Pantera, and even Hellyeah, and other times I hear the brutality of Machine Head or Hatebreed and some of it is just a combination of all the above and that is okay in my book!

From beginning to end, "Lifeswork" is filled with high energy and aggression,  led by singer Jordan Gaw's incredibly versatile vocals backed by heavy guitars from Chris Nanney and Nathan Easter and a pounding rhythm section of drummer Alex Wheeler and bassist Ray Tucker.  This album has so many great tracks to choose from but my favorites are "No Tomorrow", "Through You", "Buried In You" and a killer cover of ZZ Top's "Just Got Paid"!  All 11 tracks are amazing and truly showcase the talent this band has.  My first thing to do in 2015 is to go see these badasses live but do yourselves a favor and click on the link below and buy "Lifeswork" today! You won't be disappointed and I think you'll see why I'm rating it, 9.5/10 - it kicks serious ass, I promise. ~Poot

Click Here To Get "Lifeswork" On Bandcamp

Click Here To Get "Lifeswork" On Bandcamp

And be sure to checkout Final Drive on the No Exit Tour in 2015!!