If you miss the sturm und drang of mid-’80s thrash metal, TaunTaun is here to help. Channeling the same brutal riffs, roaring distortion, and balls-to-the-wall approach that made those prime-era Metallica and Slayer albums classics, TaunTaun is a reminder of a simpler time, when metal was king and denim jackets and wispy mustaches were worn without a shred of irony. This is straight-ahead, aggressive metal for people who play Ride The Lightning on vinyl every day and pretend that Metallica never released another record after 1986. Retro? Yes, very much so. Gloriously so, even.