Hailing from Lake Forest, California lies one of the area’s more impressive Death/Thrash Metal acts to surface in recent years: Madrost. The four-piece, featuring former Regalia member Tanner Poppitt on vocals and guitar as the only remaining founding member of a revolving door of band members. The most recent additions all came in 2013, including Harter Attack live musician Cesar Escobar on drums, Richard Orellana on bass, and rhythm guitarist Alejandro Pelaez. Member issues aside, Madrost (pronounced Ma-Drost) have issued three demos between 2008 and 2010, the Infected Chaos EP in 2011, and their debut full-length Maleficent in 2012. It’s been two years of working hard, touring and maturing, preparing to unleash their second full-length effort Into the Aquatic Sector themselves. But is it a recording worth plunging the depths for, or is it all more gimmick than memorable?