Like a Goddamn Rat
Label: Matador Records
If Sabbath wrote the book on metal, Early Man are the reason it's currently missing from the New York Public Library. Combining clean, high-range vocals with complex, yet doom-tinged riffs in the name of the First Wave of British Heavy Metal, it's almost as if this twosome were Ozzy, Tony, Geezer and Bill in thrash metal disguise. But by adding the speed/thrash element, Early Man have made this throwback sound their own with tremendously charged energy on their Matador debut.