Ass are a band from Texas that plays an old school mixture of crossover and thrash and this is a review of their 2015 album "Work Sucks/Speedkrusher" which will be released in May by PRC Music.
A very melodic and old school sound starts off the album along with solos and leads that also add more melody until the recording as well as being used on the later tracks and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and after awhile the music gets heavier and add s in aggressive hardcore style shouts
Back up gang shouts can be heard in certain sections of the recording and when the music speeds up it adds in blast beats and more of an 80's crossover style and the songs bring in the heaviness of thrash metal along with a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the songs also sound like they could of easily been recorded and released 30 years ago and there is never or soft or weak moment ever to be heard on the recording.
Ass plays a style of crossover/thrash that is very heavily rooted in the 80's while also being very heavy for having a musical style that some would consider outdated, the production has a very powerful sound while the lyrics cover violent, hateful and everyday themes.
In my opinion Ass are a very great sounding mixture of crossover and thrash and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Speed Krusher" "Beer Predator" and "Upsidedown". 8 out of 10.