S.N.A.F.U are a band from Detroit, Michigan that plays a mixture of grind, thrash, punk and hardcore and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Present Day Plague" which will be released in September on cassette and vinyl.
Dark sounding synths start off the album along with some war samples as well as some distorted sounds and drum beats and after the intro the music goes into a heavier direction w here you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording along with a great amount of crust and hardcore style chanting.
When guitar solos and leads are utilize d they stick to a very old school metal style and back up gang shouts can be heard at times while the faster sections of the songs bring in blast beats, grindcore elements and death metal growls and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while also adding in thrash elements and most of the songs are very short in length and some riffs also bring in a small amount of melody and as the album progresses more Armageddon samples are added onto the recording.
S.N.A.F.U plays a musical style that is very diverse having some songs border on thrash, crust and grindcore while other tracks go for more of a straightforward hardcore style, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Armageddon themes.
In my opinion S.N.A.F.U are a very great sounding mixture of grindcore, thrash, punk and hardcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Her Dark Past" "Snakes Eating Snakes" "Unchained" and "Hand That Feeds". 8 out of 10.