and Jetsam are definitely not your fathers metal. Though it is
true that they have been credited with helping start the very
scene that has spawned a worldwide not-so-Secret Metal Society
that just wont go away. The kind of people that eat, breathe, and
live that stirs those most primitive of urges.
And now, just when the planet needs it most, they have made their
8th record, "My God", that seals their rightful place
among the top of the current "Old School" survivors.
Pummeling, classic metal guitars and vocals combined with sincere
modern flavor makes this a uniquely textured Flotsam record by any
standard. The focus was to write with the overflowing inspiration
the band felt having gotten through the tough part of a management
change. You know the story. But this story has a very heavy
ending, or rather a new beginning.
For those who need a refresher course, Flotsam and Jetsam exploded
onto the brand new Thrash scene in 1986 with the legendary
"Doomsday For the Deceiver", the record that propelled
original bass player Jason Newstead to international superstardom
as a member of Metallica. Not to be outdone, Flotsam then followed
up with what some consider to be the most important thrash record
of all time, "No Place For Disgrace". Then it was onward
and upward to MCA records for 3 albums that allowed the band to
grow musically while never losing the integrity their fans had
come to expect.
After their contract was up at MCA, the first and most welcome
home for the band, Metal Blade Records, invited Flotsam and Jetsam
to rejoin their roster and help carry the banner of true metal
tradition proudly through the dark days of the rise of "Nu
Metal". The records "High", and "Unnatural
Selection" settled the nerves of those fans that wondered
what direction the band might in this new landscape. Now, "My
God", produced by the illustrious Bill Metoyer, is already
being hailed as the best, heaviest effort of the band in years.
Listen for yourself, make sure it is loud, and celebrate Metal The
Uniter, Not The Divider!!!