Thrash is often the good to example when talking about dead genres; it's pretty much accepted wisdom that the heyday of the genre is over and done with. But, like all narratives, this sort of linear perspective on the life and death of a whole suite of musical ideas can blind us to great music still being made under its auspices today. Check out Vancouver's Hallux for example. These guys make a high-octane, aggressive kind of thrash and blend it with plenty of influences from D-Beat, old school progressive death metal and more. The result is a self titled debut filled to the brim with fast riffs, high paced drumming and furious vocal screeches. Head on down below for your first taste and don't forget to turn it up loud.