Threatpoint are an up and coming band from the US and birthed through the demise of other bands. Their latest effort 'Careful What You Wish For' was released in 2014 and showcases an impressive push forward for the band. Slightly reminiscent of bands like Devildriver or Lamb of God their music is catchy and groovy and unashamed to be solid metal.
The album starts strong with a bell laying down some atmosphere in 'The Age of Godlessness' but we're not long hit with a raging fire. Their music seems happy to bring in a wide range of influences whilst also not lacking the familiar punch of a good metal hit. The guitars and vocals being some of the strongest elements of their music, giving a powerful roar and a persistent rage. The album flows really well from song to song but not without giving a certain dedication to keep you excited and recalling particular moments too. 'Mockingbird', 'Collapse', 'Careful What You Wish For' and 'Hatebox' being amongst the best on the album. There is a sense in their music that they're just as excited to be good extreme metal as you are to be listening to them. Makes for a thoroughly enjoyable listen and a powerful album.
Threatpoint appear to want to rock you with a rage that burns in exciting movements and strength. An impressive effort on their part and it points to whatever they'll bring us next. Until such time an album such as this will command you to headbang and headbang hard. This is the stuff that metal is made of.
Threatpoint have released 'Careful What You Wish For' on their website and can be found here.