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Greyskull - Bafabegiya


Year Released: 2005
Format: 7"
Label: Spacement
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Jun 13, 2007
Greyskull come roaring out of the traps with this boundless fucking energy that just about punches holes in the side of your head. For some reason they remind me a lot of Light The Fuse And Run, but with a denser, more muscular sound that puts them in a heftier league altogether. These guys blast through three tracks of frantic, slightly melodic, modern-sounding hardcore played with a barely-controlled fury that should bury most would-be contenders without even breaking a sweat – they have the power indeed.

Bafabegiya (or however the hell you spell it…) dish it out on side two and deftly finish off a great little split release. They’re a scrawny-sounding bunch who’ve apparently thawed out the contents of a cryogenics lab housing the brains of several early 90s hardcore acts and harnessed the powers therein. This makes for fast, tinny guitars, rat-a-tat drums, strangled melodies and rasping, throaty yells along the lines of bands like Iconoclast, Born Against and Scapegrace, providing a back-to-basics take on hardcore that’s a slightly odd but not at all unappealing proposition in these days where jazz time signatures and technical trickery run rife.

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