Jester Beast are a Freak Core band from Turin, Italy. The band consists of STEO ZAPP: Vocals, CC MUZ: Guitar, ROBY VITARI: Drums and PIETRO “DURACELL” GRASSILLI: Bass.
When I first got Jester Beast’s The Lost Tapes Of Poetical Freakscream album through, I thought OK, I’ll put this on just to see what they have. And when I did, they got my attention straight off the bat, as my initial impressions that they sound like an Old School Thrash Metal band, with some genres of Metal thrown in. As I do with every band that I get through, I do some basic research on the band, Jester Beast is no exception. When I checked their Facebook page, I noticed that they were a Freakcore band, I was OK, that is a new one on me. but it sort of made sense as I look at the titles of the songs, as some of them are called Freak Channel 9 and Poetical Freakscream.
Now, like I said, Jester Beast do remind me of an Old School Thrash Metal band when I listened to the album more carefully I could hear some Death Metal influences – but I could be wrong – on the guitars and vocals.
The songs that I have found that I liked or I have found interesting are: Freak Channel 9, Illogical Theocracy, Jester Day, Claustrophobic Autogamic, Swan Ain’t Die, Poetical Freakscream, Mother, D.A.U. Unidentified Body. The first nine tracks are of the album proper, and their are eleven more bonus tracks that are Demos or Live versions of the previous nine tracks and some of the Demos that have been added to the album, were released back in the 1988 and those tracks I still found them interesting and they are: Mother (Demo 1988), Destroy After Use (Demo 1988), Hypnotized (Demo 1988) Claustrophobic Autogamic (Demo 1988), Outro (Demo 1988), Hypnotized (Live 1988), Psychopathic (Live 1988), Dream Over Dream (Live 1988), Labyrinth, (Live 1988), Suck My Powerful Dick (Live 1988) and Still Born (Live 1988)
On the Live part of the album, I was thinking, OK, these are really intense songs and I think it was the intensity of the drums, the face melting guitars and the brutality of the vocals, that got my attention on the songs, and I like that type of intensity from songs and from the band. The song Suck My Powerful Dick (Live 1988), is a good song, but I thought that the song title was a bit strange.
Overall I really liked the offering from Jester Beast, as I am a Thrash Metaller at heart, and the album The Lost Tapes of Poetical Freakscream really took me back to a time when I was a kid in the eighties, and where I was exploring the Thrash Metal genre and finding some really good bands. Now I just wish I found Jester Beast earlier, as this band is really good. If you are into the Thrash Metal genre or wanting to get into a band that you haven’t heard of before, I would highly recommend that you go and check out Jester Beast on their Facebook page.
I would give Jester Beast and their album a 4.5 out of 5 for a really good album.
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