REVIEW: Liquid Flesh – Chair Liquide (2020)

Liquid Flesh put a fresh breath of life back into Thrash Metal with their 2020 release Chair Liquide. Hailing from Grenoble, France, the trio is a dynamic three-pronged powerhouse dedicated to the finer things in life: b-movies, melting faces, and Twin Peaks.*

The band’s mid tempo brand of Death-infused Thrash Metal has a degree of groove and intricate tune weaving reminiscent of Pig Destroyer guitarist Scott Hull. This is perfectly exemplified on 4th track Toxic Blues, which sounds like Ward 6 or even Prowler-era Pig Destroyer slowed down to almost half speed.

The album is beautiful, and is doesn’t heed the beyond well-beaten path of their Thrash Metal lineage. Chair Liquide is a cohesive collection of well-crafted songs that will make you reevaluate (or re-appreciate) the state of Thrash Metal. They may be a little slow for Cannibal Corpse fans, but their dynamic appeal can reach across the many camps of metal music with relative ease.

Fun fact: Grenoble, France is sister cities with Phoenix, AZ here in the states. I knew it, and now you know it. Congrats!

*Why Twin Peaks seemingly has such a large fan base among the French music scene I don’t know, but I highly respect it. If you’re interested in that sort of thing, I highly recommend our guide to The Fast Paced, Lighthearted World of DOOM JAZZ.

For fans of: Bolt Thrower, Pig Destroyer, Celtic Frost

Like Liquid Flesh? Give these a listen: Ghoul, Vio-Lence, Power Trip

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