If you can picture Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Vektor having a baby with Toxic Holocaust as a surrogate, you’ll know exactly what to expect from how this analog EP sounds. “Chasing the Speed” throws some subtle NWOBHM elements into the fray against the obvious punk rebellion that can be felt in the slightly sharpened buzz of the guitars and mid-range hum of the bass guitar, adding a great deal of enthusiasm to the full sounding drums and wide vocal range. There’s also some first wave black metal ideas present, leading to an infectious track full of uncompromising energy and tight, faster paced riffs. “Allura Red”, however, finds a little more melody at work at times. Clean vocal harmonizations and bass-heavy hooks have more of a hardcore hostility at work, accentuated with the drumming that rarely ever stops from the furious to blast beat pacing to let you breathe for a moment.
Speed metal’s answer to Sister Sin, Demona has finally come to Hells Headbangers with a brand new EP that metal veterans sick of the ever-growing sleek-looking/sounding female fronted metal band scene cluttered with the likes of Butcher Babies and almost any gothic metal group since Evanescence will proudly welcome. 2015 is a dirty outing that is as effortlessly aggressive as it is seductive. It may only be two songs, but if this is the brand of metal you prefer, then that’s all you’ll need to become hooked on this underground queen of speed metal grit and grandeur.