Back in 2021, Decibel magazine premiered the Break Your Faith EP from Atlanta thrashers Turn Cold. The debut introduced Turn Cold as a band that harnesses the power of golden age thrash without being derivative disciples. At the time I wrote: “While the songs are sleekly written, the sound is never over-polished and sanitized. Speed metal fans and crust punks alike will want to jam this boozy blend of thrash and hardcore immediately.” Now they return with three more tracks of pit-stirring thrash with their new EP, Chew Glass.
Lead guitars glide in from the ether to gently ease the listener into the opening title track. But Turn Cold soon properly ignite the EP with combustible riffs. The breakdowns between rippin’ sections stomp even heavier here than the debut. Make no mistake, these boots were made for moshing. “Beast on the Prowl” cruises on a groove as the album’s mid-tempo crusher. There’s a feral streak to closing track “Balls of Fire” that ends the EP on a wicked exclamation point. Listen to the whole offering before the May 5th release date, exclusively here at Decibel. If you’re a cassette fiend like me, grab a limited edition tape and jam it in your tape deck pronto.
“We’re stoked to share these new joints and play them on the road,” Turn Cold write in a statement. “This is Zone 6 thrash written and recorded in our beloved city of Atlanta. Catch us on the East Coast Crossover Takeover tour with Living In Fear this summer!”
Crank up the volume, blast the AC, and press play. Also check out the tour dates below.
Pre-order Chew Glass on Bandcamp HERE
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Catch Turn Cold on the road at the dates below:
6/23 Fri – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
6/24 Sat – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
6/25 Sun – Boston, MA @ O’Briens
6/27 Tue – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
6/28 Wed – Cleveland, OH @ No Class
6/29 Thu – New Kensington, PA @ Preserving Underground
6/30 Fri Brooklyn, NY @ TV Eye
7/1 Sat – Washington, D.C. @ Pie Shop
7/7 Fri – Atlanta, GA Boggs Social & Supply