A horrible hack

City Hunter

Deep Blood

Year Released: 2018
Format: LP
Label: Youth Attack
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Jan 12, 2019
Everything about this is so ugly it borders on the ridiculous, from the Groinoids-meets-Beherit music to the tacky cover art and a tracklist that runs like a poorly-photocopied list of giallo and slasher titles you had to mail off for back in the middle 90s. Musically it's a mulch of throat-sawn vocals and primitive, dirging hell that could feasibly draw from the sewer-dwelling, ultra-raw ranks of hardcore, black metal or death metal but ultimately doesn’t sound particularly allied to any one genre. It gets plus points for being unlike much else currently swilling round the punk rock ecosystem (doubtless this'll change soon enough...), but also loses a handful for so obviously baiting the righteous with its well-constructed unreconstructed worldview.


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