Australia seems to be slowly becoming a bit of a hotbed of underground thrash metal citing such bands as Gorefield and Mason (though they each have their own signature sound) as a couple of quick examples. Lots of young and energetic thrash to be sure. Envenomed has gone through quite a few roster changes over the years, and this may has hurt their momentum a bit as they are quite often needing to retool and shake out their roster quite a bit. So far this is their second EP with one lone (but pretty spectacular) full length album to their credit after over a decade of metal battles.
Envenomed do play a bit of a melodic style of thrash and are not uber-aggressive, though the music does tend to get into your blood and move you. The vocals are very clear and succinct and may be slightly a bit on the safe side, but the guitar work is without question on here both in the riff structure and the blistering solos. Likewise the rhythm section helps to drive the music on to new heights, though the band never truly lets loose. Overall a nice package, though a bit on the short side with only five tracks. In a time when the market is a bit oversaturated with B and C level thrash bands that more often than not are utterly boring with limited skills and nothing to make them stand out from the pack, Envenomed definitely are working hard to stand apart from the pack. Reminiscent of what Artillery's sound has evolved to with their Legions release. Let's hope they can build off of this and get the momentum needed to show us what they are truly made of!