A horrible hack


Malformed Conscience

Year Released: 2017
Format: Download
Label: Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Nov 1, 2017
First of all: good/amusing to see a band hyphenating their name in the grand tradition of Vio-lence and Pro-pain. In case that little signifier wasn't enough of a giveaway, I'll tell you that Epi-demic play thrash metal with a heavy crossover bent. It's solid rather than scintillating, succeeding by dint of gusto and attack over songsmithery or superlative riffcraft. Power Trip they ain't, but 'Malformed Conscience' is a serviceable enough jolt if you fancy the idea of Cro-Mags colliding with Sodom.

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