A horrible hack

Ojo Por Ojo


Year Released: 2018
Format: LP
Label: La Vida Es Un Mus
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Jul 14, 2018
Wild and strangely terrifying hardcore from Mexico City. While Ojo Por Ojo fit in well with all the bands that came in the wake of the Toxic State explosion, there's a definite stink of apartness about them. True, the creepy basslines, scrabbling guitars and end-of-tether vocals seem to fit the Rudimentary Peni-obsessed template, but the rough musicality, leery rhythms and unsettling metallic undercurrents set them at a definite remove from most of their peers. The bandcamp blurb mentions Parabellum which is an odd reference for a punk band but kinda fits, though I reckon the likes of CCM, Gas Chamber or a muckier, murkier Raped Teenagers would also suit by way of rough comparison.

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