PC Deathsquad "Eternal Ignorance" CDPosted on Monday, December 18th, 2006 @ 9:19am » permalink
Why the hell did I not find out about this band until like a week ago, and totally at random nonetheless!? Sure, there are some elements of (largely intentional) cheese here, and I tend to not like humor in my music at all, but PC Deathsquad is the latest over the top outfit helmed by the one and only John Lockjaw – infamous for his involvement with Pitboss 2000 and, of course, formerly of One Life Crew – and, shit, I've gotta say: This EP completely rips. There's some serious M.O.D./S.O.D. action going on here – and it's not wholly due to Lockjaw's Billy Milano-esque size, attitude, and persona. In case the faux Destruction cover art didn't tip you off: This is fuckin' thrash, my friends. True, it's rooted in complete sarcasm and at times immaturely embellished humor, but for the most part said humor is actually amusing here (read: there are basically no annoying "skits" that break up the listening experience), and the riffs… my god, man, the fucking riffs! All I can say is that most every contemporary metal band that claims to play thrash should be completely fucking ashamed that the best and most authentic thrash riffs I've heard since 1991 are on a 14-minute self-released EP by what basically amounts to a "joke" band. And I say that meaning absolutely no offense whatsoever to PC Deathsquad, because it's clear that these motherfuckers listen to and understand how to write real thrash – lighthearted or not. Every damn song on this thing's a keeper, from the ripping vocal arrangements and lead bursts to the ridiculously awesome mosh breaks and intensely chunky picking patterns. A label needs to step the fuck up and throw these bastards in the studio for a full-length (with Ed Repka cover art, no less), 'cause at this rate they could almost effortlessly match "U.S.A. for M.O.D." or "Speak English or Die". I love it.
The pro-duped CD-R's are just a tad bit pricey, but I'm telling you, this shit is fuckin' gold. The sheer quality of the songwriting has made the purchases worth every penny for me, so hit these cats up on MySpace and enjoy the thrash!