"The three Cole brothers on vocals, guitars and drums make
Fatal Influence a family business. Along with guitarist J. Woods
& B. Carr on bass, F.I. are a brilliant young band. Taking the
early thrash styles of Metallica, Megadeth, & Testament and
bringing them up to date in '99 is no easy task. "Darkness
(Red Death)" sounds as fresh and vital today as "Seek & Destroy"
did back in '83. Innovative, exciting & technically proficient, this
four song EP kicks you in the head with a mighty metal boot.
The bay area was obviously a big influence but originality
screams forth in an aggressive, sonic assault."