Threat Level


by Jason Mansavage
September 2010

Threat Level

Threat Level

Threat Level was forged amidst the industrial wasteland of Kokomo, Indiana in 2005. Known as the “City of Firsts,” for pneumatic rubber tires, aluminum casting, stainless steel tableware, the Howitzer shell, aerial bombs with fins, mechanical corn pickers, canned tomato juice and home to the Delco Radio Division of General Motors Corporation, its no wonder these guys turned to metal music. They grew up children of industry, surrounded by steel, metal, aluminum and more recently, poverty, issued by the closing of local auto plants. Attributed to the financial problems of the automotive industry, in December 2008, Kokomo was listed third by Forbes in a list of America’s fastest dying towns.

Threat Level pummels their listeners with straight forward, in-your-face, angry metal. They could easily fit into the brotherhood known as the New Wave of American Heavy Metal (NWOAHM). Vocalist Frank Rapacki alternates effortlessly between vicious barks and ear piercing screams, somewhat akin to Randy Blythe, vocalist for Lamb of God, NWOAHM heavyweights. Fret master Troy Welch lays down dirty rhythms laced with poisonous licks and memorable solos. Add to this the rumbling rhythm section run by drummer Chad Smith and bassist Jason Weaver and you have a cohesive unit poised for the next level. Be sure to check them out live on Saturday, October 9th at Players Lounge for SAVAGEFEST!

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