A horrible hack

Swarming Hordes


Year Released: 2004
Format: 7"
Label: Obtuse Mule
Reviewed by Kunal Nandi on Jun 13, 2007
Holy spimoley, this totally shreds!!!! Even at 33 rpm, these hardcore motherfuckers jam in more lightspeed riffery in 10 minutes than most bands do in a lifetime. Imagine The Fucking Champs, for they are also instrumental, except without the semi-ironic love of good old heavy/thrash metal, ratcheted up to an almost ludicrous Orthrelm-esque level of speed. Slayer and (old) Metallica get the nod, but I’ve never heard this done with such incredible energy and inventiveness before.

The label that put this out (Obtuse Mule) existed for only a short time, putting out excellent stuff by Sicbay, Craw and Janmichaelvincentcarcrash (!), so this 7” may be hard to track down. Try Conspiracy in Belgium.

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