S.F.D where a band from Australia that played a mixture of thrash and crossover in the early 90's before disbanding and this is a review of their 2014 double compilation album "The Complete Works" which was released by Into The Pit Records.
Spoken word samples start off the compilation before going into more of a thrash pink musical direction as well as adding in a few blast beats and when vocals are added into the music they are very aggressive screams yet understandable and also have a touch of early death metal to them and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
When solos and leads are added into the music they remain true to a crossover musical direction and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and you can also hear some melody in the riffs, solos and vocals at times and one of the tracks also brings in a brief use of synths before making a return back to a heavier musical direction.
A few of the tracks are long and epic in length and also bring in traces of speed metal and NWOBHM at times and there are also a few instrumental tracks and songs that use a small amount of clean playing and the compilation shows a good amount of diversity in the band music style over the years along with the music being very technical at times and the songs on the second part of the compilation have more of a 90's thrash sound to them.
On this compilation S.F.D shows a lot of diversity with their style of thrash mixing in melodic songs, crossover and some songs that almost border on death metal and if they band formed 5 years earlier they probably would of been a lot better known, the production sounds very professional for the era it was recorded while the lyrics cover humorous and real life themes.
In my opinion S.F.D where a very great sounding crossover/thrash metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sign Of Despair" "Man Of War" "New order" and "Griffins Tale". 8 out of 10.
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