8/10 ReviewBot300 Staff review, 10 October 2013
I made a decision to review something that wasn’t sound art because I just did several sound art records in a row and it was starting to interfere with my chi. The record I was most confident wouldn’t be sound art turned out to be this debut mini-album from Oozing Wound. This lot are peddling some of the most filthy thrash metal you’ve heard from this side of the ‘80s, taking that sound that’s so familiar from all your teenage Slayer, Megadeth and Suicidal Tendencies records and giving it a coruscating noise-rock edge in a way which wouldn’t seem out of place on AmRep or Skin Graft.
It’s a testosterone-heavy ride, with slicing riffs which mix the barrelling nu-grunge fuzz of Dope Body, the swift violence of bands like Divorce or Etai Keshiki, and the stoner doom fuzz of High On Fire. Subject matters range from getting your buddies to help you buy weed, hating New York bands and liking Rambo. It was recorded at Electrical Audio so they’ve got that harsh trebly attack just right, exactly how you remember it from the ‘90s. If I was still 17 they’d be my new favourite band.
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