October, 2016, marks the 30th anniversary of U.S. power-thrash unit Intrinsic laying down tracks in the recording studio for their debut, self-titled album. Intrinsic garnered immediate acclaim in the metal press and radio at the time of its release in 1987, including a rare 5K review in Kerrang!, the era’s biggest global metal magazine of the era.
To commemorate this milestone, Intrinsic has released a vintage video with rare clips of the band recording the album live in the studio. In just weeks, the video already has over 30,000 views.
A reactivated Intrinsic is fresh off the 2015 release of their album Nails on the Divebomb Records label. Check our review of Nails here.
Intrinsic hails from the Central California coastline in a small town called Morro Bay near San Luis Obispo. The quintet, was founded in 1984 by guitarist Mike Mellinger, along with drummer Christopher Binns and bassist Joel Stern. The first iteration of Intrinsic unleashed its self-titled debut in 1987 followed by the EP Distortions of Perspective in 1990. By the time the latter was recorded, Lee Dehmer, Jr. and Garrett Craddock had joined the band on vocals and guitar, respectively. The band’s sound fused elements of thrash, power and speed metal into an intriguing blend of high energy, neck-snapping mayhem.