Not sure what I was going to get out of these guys, but the awesome album art was preaching good omens. "Hatchet" is relatively new Thrash Metal band from the Bay Area. "Fear Beyond Lunacy" is their third studio release to date, and man was it really thrashy. It is basically a blast from the past, as these guys are clearly influenced by acts like Exodus, Testament, Death Angel, etc. I really digged the guitar sound on this record, it is extremely heavy yet still maintaining that raw, face bashing attitude.