A horrible hack

Gas Chamber


Year Released: 2011
Format: 7"
Label: Warm Bath
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Oct 18, 2011
Truth be told, I am not much of a one for flexidiscs and would have been happy enough had they died a death when Raw magazine carked it and thus stopped giving them away as freebies. Still, I guess now punk has helped resurrect the cassette we need another dead format to be busying ourselves with. Next up: the LaserDisc. Anyhow, that's all rather besides the point since this is Gas Chamber and therefore bound to be interesting. Rather than their not-so-standard hardcore, however, this here companion piece to their excellent 'Corpse With Levity' 7" is a glowering piece of spontaneous noise: basically an ominous metallic drone that could soundtrack an unsettling sexual act taking place in a disused Canadian municipal building as part of an early Cronenberg flick. If that sounds like the kind of thing you want to be listening to then you are probably a pervert. You likely didn't want to have that confirmed for you while passing the time at work or at school reading a record review, but you doubtless knew it already in your heart of hearts and can at least assuage your guilt and inner turmoil with the knowledge that while you are indeed a pervert, you're at least a pervert with good taste. Now, as you were.

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