A horrible hack

The Body - Get Killed

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Year Released: 2005
Format: 7"
Label: Corleone
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Nov 5, 2006
Woah, weighty olí slice of wax here Ė just about as heavy as some shitty LPs Iíve acquired over the years and liable to pop your shoulder out of joint if youíre not careful Ė remember kids, lift with your knees, not your back! The Body begin with an ominous drone and distant drum clatter before screeching vocals and a plummeting bass emission boom forth for a few minutesí worth of malevolent repetition, changing tack slightly for a violinís weary creak and some distant female vocals to enter the fray and adding a deeper layer of sorrow to a brew that was bleak enough to begin with. After that morbid display of sloth Get Killed ratchet up the pace with some manic youth crewish hardcore that has a distinct lack of airs and graces, neatly complementing the Bodyís slowmo doom with their white-knuckle thrash and serving to pep your spirits just enough to brave giving the Body another listen. Cunning, eh?

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