A horrible hack

Chest Pain


Year Released: 2014
Format: LP
Label: To Live A Lie
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Mar 27, 2016
A muckle of powerviolence here that covers a fair bit of ground over the course of its 16 tracks. Amid the stock-in-trade blasts and Joe Denunzio vocals you get some odd little twists and turns: ambient noise burbles, Swans-y lurches and wrenched discords that scrape awkwardly across the back of your skull. Naturally all of this fairly shrieks IRON LUNG!!!, and while these guys come nowhere near the menace or life-smashing perfection of the Kortland/Ward combo you've at least gotta give 'em points for throwing a load of odd, interesting stuff into the melting pot rather than just being another dick Spazz band singing rubbish songs about tofu burgers.

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