Scissortooth has been around since 2003. Since then, they have been working hard on this album, perfecting it. The result is a great old school thrash metal album with flashy guitars, a decent sense of melody and, above all, some ruthless aggression. It all starts with two pretty fierce songs in 'Hostile Takeover' and '10.30'. The latter also reminds me a bit of Ministry, but that's probably because of a riff which is quite similar to their song 'N.W.O.'.
The songs on 'Novegomorrah' have a splendind sense of complexity without becoming pompous, a bit indeed like Megadeth. However, it seems like metal isn't the only musical style this trio has been listening to. As mentioned earlier, there's a sense of industrial, including influences from Nine Inch Nails and Ministry but just as much there's flashes of bands like Pink Floyd, Tool and the entire grunge scene. Besides, there's also some place for experiment and 'Yellowhead' even smells a bit bluesy.
All those influences certainly make this an interesting album that will never get stale or onesided. There's some more highlights in songs like 'Shoegazer' and 'Rotting Alive', which reminds me a bit of Anthrax as well. So in all, this really is an excellent addition to any heavy or thrash metal collection. Some of these tracks could also easily be audience favorites on concerts, which of course is where this music is at its best. I'm quite sure this will be a blast on stage...