Koen B. : Mutator is a thrash metal band from the city of Alkmaar in The Netherlands that (nowadays) consists of Alex Mulder (guitars), Nick Otte (drums), Ed Moeskops (vocals) and Jeffrey Rijnsburger (bass). The four track demo CD Years Of Pain was recorded with a slightly different line-up, because Rijnsburger joined the band after the recordings of the EP. As a matter of fact, he is by far the most experienced member with Raiser, Orange Outlaw, Jackal and Martyr on his slate.
Years Of Pain has become a pretty neat debut for Mutator. The demo takes us back to the mid and late Eighties when bands such as Inferno, Silenxce, Thanatos, L.W.S. Inc., Tormentor, Messina and Dead Head made names for themselves within the Dutch thrash scene with yummy demos, records and CDs. Mutator plays catchy thrash metal that could have some improvements on tightness and song writing but overall this demo is convincingly enough to ask for a sequel. Keep an eye on Mutator!