A horrible hack


The Cocaine Wars 1974 - 1989

Year Released: 2008
Format: LP
Label: Zhengaya
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Mar 6, 2008
A brow-furrowing oddity when it first appeared back in 2001, 'The Cocaine Wars' certainly hasn't gotten any saner with age. The concept, you see, is far from simple: take one mystery-shrouded metal / hardcore / grind / powerviolence band, factor in an extreme Conan fixation and an obsessive appreciation for heavy metal's salad days before distilling it all down into a sample-strewn spot-the-riffathon whose sleeve features a wild-eyed Valkyrie astride a polar bear. Confused? You certainly fucking will be, but, for those intrepid enough to voyage through the madness, mania and muddle, a very special sort of genius is there to be found.
Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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