Exodus frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza recently discussed the band’s upcoming album during an episode of his “Zetro’s Toxic Vault” series. According to him, the effort will be “an absolute thrash metal masterpiece.”
The singer said the following:
“This album has everything that a heavy metal fan and EXODUS fan wants. It’s very brutal, it’s very violent, it’s very fast. The lyrics are very aggressive and really deep subject matter. It doesn’t disappoint.
As for [guitarist] Gary Holt, him being the major songwriter and the main songwriter, I feel that he’s written an absolute masterpiece — an absolute thrash metal masterpiece. It’s got all of the elements that an EXODUS record should have. It’s not even done yet, and I’m really already proud of it.”
Souza went on to say that the record is “quite fucking brutal.” He continued:
“If I was to let you know where I’m at right now vocally, I am two-thirds done through the album. Actually, I’ve been kicking ass lately, and the songs are heavy.
A lot of different Zetro going on on this album, I think. There’s a lot of hills and valleys. I explored a lot of different angles, and I think that everybody’s gonna really like it.
I’ve gotta say, me as being a heavy metal fan, this is a great heavy metal record, man. To me, it is. And it’s not even done. Leads aren’t even really on the thing yet, so there’s still a lot of work to get done. And [mixer] Andy Sneap has not even gotten it in his hands yet fully. Actually, the only things at this time that are fully done are the drums. So, other than that, we’re all still kind of piecing it together. I think Gary just finished his last rhythm — I believe his rhythms are now finished. So it’s on to finishing the vocals, playing lead guitar and [bassist] Jack [Gibson] finishing what he has left to do.”