A horrible hack

Prisoner Abuse


Year Released: 2012
Format: 12" EP
Label: Painkiller
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Dec 19, 2013
While I have an innate distrust for bands staffed by people who can accurately replicate any given sound or style, this is a decent release and one I kinda regret overlooking when it first did the distro rounds. It's a simple enough concoction 10 songs of bullyboy, boots n' braces, 80s-aping hc which draws from SSD and Negatives Approach and FX but played with conviction and dirtily scuffed up around the edges. Tracks like 'Brain Rot' and 'No Loss' make for pretty rousing stuff, and if 'Truncheon-tro / Last Mistake' gets a bit oi-oi-saveloy it's at least forgivable in the wider scheme of things. An enjoyable kick in the neck, basically.

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