GAMERRA’s “Tedium” album evokes the best of thrash bands and is one of the heaviest releases of the year.
Left to Right: Reece Benoit (rhythm guitar), Jacob Broussard (lead guitar/vocals), Jake Meche (lead vocals) Photo Credit: Tyson Pate of CobraTai Photography
Gamerra from Louisiana is a fun thrash band looking for the best vibe. Mixing spicy doses of death metal and progressive metal, they produce a sound similar to a fusion of Exodus and Death, with intense vocal patterns and a Warbringer-like delivery. They also feature aggressive and experimental leanings like Revocation, a ferocious rhythm guitar tone similar to early Meshuggah, and a fun-filled attitude and vibes like Havok, all played in the spirit of old-school Sepultura. These influences are reflected in his latest album “Tedium” which is his fifth release. They comment on the album:
“We are very excited to finally share this material with the public and very relieved that it turned out better than we expected. We’ve had the songs demo recorded for about a year now and we already had the artwork ready well in advance. We hope you all like it. It is a culmination of negative energy channeled into something productive. In our eyes, we’ve created thrash that transcends the limitations of its subgenre. Our hope is that it makes people see thrash in a new light.”
Over the years, Gamerra has evolved musically towards a more intense and progressive sound, and the vocal patterns and lyrics have become considerably more mature (not in content, but in quality). They claim that they have come a long way from the sound that people heard in “Detached from Reality” (2019).
Despite numerous lineup changes, Gamerra survives into this new decade. Although they haven’t consistently had a drummer and are still short of a bassist, Jacob Broussard, Jake Meche and Reece Benoit persist and will continue to write, record and release music in hopes of attracting the interest of musicians who may be interested in playing with them. .
Gamerra’s goal with this release was to create the heaviest thrash they could muster, and now they present it for the fans to decide. Recommended for listeners of Exodus, Death, and Revocation.
“Tedium” is already available from May 26, 2023 and can be found at the following links:
Album Stream via TheCirclepit:
1. Tedium (4:15)
2. Cryogenesis (6:34)
3. Vicariously Experienced (6:18)
4. Suspended Animation (3:23)
5. Obsessively Aware (10:29)
6. Nefarious Entities (6:58)
Album Length: (37:57)
Jake Meche – Lead Vocals
Jacob Broussard – Lead Guitar/Vocals,
Reece Benoit – Rhythm Guitar