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RETCHED - "Horrific"

Review by Patrick Joseph

“Horrific” is a blistering and raw explosion of a song with killer sections and an overall brutal vibe. The energy is palpable on this track, which is chock-full of well-executed ideas. The band transitions seamlessly through highly contrasting grooves with a satisfying and engaging through-line. A haunting lead vocal is highly effective in injecting the song with a gritty quality.

Lyrically, “Horrific” is a scathing indictment of the status quo and the establishment.

“Leaders spurning, Freedoms yearning, Hatred’s churning.”

The intensity of the music matches these lyrics perfectly.

“Politicians competitions old religion’s superstition Mental prison's composition in addition to affliction…Insanity Killing me!!!!!”

DerMinasian is believable and honest in his delivery.

The arrangement of “Horrific” makes for an incredibly fun listen. The opening guitar solo sits perfectly over a fiery drum pattern and creates a simmering intensity. The main groove of the song harkens back to classic thrash with its driving and relentless nature. The transition between the first chorus and second verse brilliantly foreshadows the bridge, which is hellacious and heavy. The second guitar solo seems to blast off and elevate the band. Overall, “Horrific” is up your alley if you like classic metal vibes with vitality and life. A kick-ass song.



This is RETCHED:

I am David DerMinasian and I am the sole artist for RETCHED I am Old School Thrash Metal.

I'm originally from Del Rey, Ca. a small farming town in Fresno County California. I have recently completed my home studio and I am currently working on my new single called "HORRIFIC" it will be available on all digital platforms by the end of 2020 or soon after that. It is also the title track of my next full-length album to be released on CD and Vinyl later next year in 2022 But in these uncertain times, it could take longer.

I have come back to the scene after 30 years of being gone I released an older EP called:

"The Overlord Messiah"

It is a "True Metal" EP recorded in 1988 by my first band called "AVATAR" but was never released till 2017. I am still hoping my old bandmates will contact me so I can get them on board for "The Overlord Messiah" EP. It can be found here: and on all the links here on my page.

It was a very awesome experience that the Metal communities around the world have welcomed me back to the scenes after all these years.

This release was abandoned since 1988 all these years sitting in my drawer in my house for near 30 years all the while I would take it out every 5 to 10 years and spin it a few times then put it away wishing I could have released it to the world.

After I decided to come back to the scene and write music again I started my journey to put my new music together it took a few years till I was realistically able to get to this point but in the meantime, I released this record of my old band while I bring you my newest work: "HORRIFIC"


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