A horrible hack

Fried Egg

The Two Sides Of...

Year Released: 2016
Format: Tape
Label: Richter Scale
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Mar 7, 2017
Heard good things about this lot and toyed with the idea of picking up their flexi. Only things really holding me back were the amount of disdain I have for flexidiscs and the amount of disdain I have for bands with names like 'Fried Egg'. Thankfully I now have the opportunity to hear said flexi and the band's three-song follow up on the novel and forward-looking audio format known as 'cassette tape' because, you know what? It's good. Pretty good. The band play ragged, quickfire, nailgun-to-the-face hardcore punk that's not quite as simplistic as it initially appears. Things blare at you with a guitar sound part-way between early Dicks and early Poison Idea and some horrible vommed-up vocals, all of it permeated by a lank-haired Toxic State vibe that looms threateningly in the shadows throughout. As I said before: pretty good. Pretty good indeed.

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