DENY THE CROSS – Alpha Ghoul
If I told you Deny the Cross was constituted of members from Spazz, Agents of Satan, Municipal Waste and Discordance Axis you would probably have a fairly good idea what to expect from ‘Alpha Ghoul’. And, if your guess was in the ballpark of grinding powerviolence delivered in sub-60 second shots, you’d be 100% accurate.
But is it any good? Yes, it pretty much hits the spot. As ever with this type of music, it would very likely be even better live, but there isn’t a whole lot of downtime – Alpha Ghoul gets down to business from the start line and the guys keep their finger on the trigger straight through. Most of the power does come through on the recording and while there isn’t much that really wows, the songs are consistent all the way. If powerviolence is your thing, then do give this a spin.