A horrible hack


Government Crimes

Year Released: 2018
Format: 7"
Label: Saucepan - Ultra Sonido
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Aug 12, 2018
Much-needed reissue of this hard-to-find Clevo classic! Inmates seem to feature members of just about every Cleveland punk band ever, and despite the crazed, frantic, drunkenly-thrown-together vibe, the pedigree shows. 'Government Crimes' features eight songs (one a Chaos UK cover, conceived almost 25 years before your band thought of doing one) of snotbucket hardcore that's akin to the H-100s being dragged unwillingly through a Burning Spirits mangler. The vocals seem to be nothing but one long elongated sneer and the music buzzes like there's something desperately wrong with your hearing, and while none of it's remotely housetrained the whole damn thing hangs together just about perfectly.

Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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