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Friday Morning Metal – Sanctuary – Arise and Purify

Straight out of Seattle, Sanctuary is described as a thrash metal band. I guess they broke up and reformed, because Arise and Purify doesn’t necessarily sound thrashy. In reading the Wikipedia, they broke up in 1992 because of Grunge. That’s a shame.

But the song is pretty solid despite not being as thrashy as thought. The guitars are mad noodly and the vocals have a solid edge, with the complement of echo’y harmonizing on the choruses & such.

Not sure about the “Thing and thing” type chorus, but everything else around it is pretty great. I especially like the driving drums working well with the chuggy guitars, plus the peppering of solos and such.