A horrible hack

California Love

Can't Waste Death

Year Released: 2006
Format: LP
Label: self released
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Dec 16, 2006
Forget the happy-crappy name, because there's no time here for anything like a sunny disposition. Featuring members of Look Back and Laugh and Talk is Poison, California Love serve up an all-too-brief dose of ferocious hardcore/powerviolence on a neat-looking 12" that probably could've been crammed onto a considerably smaller format. Ugly, demented and more than a little frayed around the edges, these folks have your back up against the wall within the first few seconds and just don't let up with their ultra-distorted guitars and strangled, hateful screaming. There’s not a single moments’ worth of fucking around to be found, but like a pay-per-view boxing match that ends within the first round you’re left wishing a few more body blows could’ve landed before it all comes to a rather abrupt halt. Tsk.

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