Metal is good fuel (or good treatment) for lots of moods, but way up on the list of what it’s good for is raising hell, and if you’re in the mood for hellraising, you’ll never go wrong with the Swedish band Turbocharged. They’ve been living up to their name through the course of about two decades and five albums, the most recent of which is Alpha Beast, Omega God (it hit the streets, rioting, about six weeks ago via Emanzipation Productions).
Led by the ex-Vomitory and Gehennah frontman Ronnie Ripper, with a line-up that’s been stable since their first demo release in 2008, Turbocharged have fueled their big engines with lots of high-octane ingredients, maybe Motörhead and Venom most of all, but certainly including old Entombed, Dismember, and traditions of the Swedish punk-metal movement and thrash.
They do raise hell on this newest album, and we do mean HELL. You could hardly find a better example than the album track named “Irreligious“, and that song was the band’s smart choice for the first video released in support of the record. We’re happy as hell to premiere it today.