SPAZZ – Sweatin’ to the Oldies + Sweatin’ 3 Skatin’ Satan & Katon
Next up we have two reissues from hardcore/powerviolence act Spazz. Both of these were released on Slap a Ham records and then not heard of again for many years (some of you might remember Spazz from their inclusion in the Gummo soundtrack) until the people at Tankcrimes saw fit to drag them back to the light.
Expect – ultra short songs, funny intros sampled from movies, unorthodox instruments (hardcore banjo anyone?), blinding speed and top level intensity. So firstly, yeah the songs are very short. If you think 67 tracks is too much for a CD, then this probably isn’t the type of thing for you. Generally, I hate samples and intros because if the record is any good, you’ll end up hearing them until they make you want to puke. In this case whoever, the intros are actually funny and do actually fit in with the overall vibe, so this is a rare case of them making a positive contribution. Ok, the banjo and such tricks aren’t widely used on those two releases but they work well and transcend the gimmick status.
The songs are generally a good riff or two here and there with a bit of blasting thrown in and some pretty effective hardcore style breakdowns. At this stage you have already decided whether or not this is for you, so I’ll take my leave…