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The Horror "Spoils of War" CD

Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 @ 6:16am » permalink

The Horror - Spoils of WarAnother relatively new one from Grot Records is "Spoils of War", the latest full-length outing from UK hardcore blasters The Horror. Expect 15 fast-paced cuts that generally run less than two minutes apiece and tear through nothing but fierce, raging hardcore/punk with super pissed shouting vocals and raw lead bursts. They cite amongst their influences Discharge, Negative Approach, and SS Decontrol, and you can definitely pick up on such classics herein, so… you know where these cats are comin' from. Granted, The Horror certainly benefits from a little more outright explosive rage in their attack! And of course there's an aptly rugged recording that makes sense given the band's straightforward approach to hardcore/punk, but it's totally solid and you can actually hear the bass pounding away in the heart of the mix at all times, which is always a plus! Are they trying to do new and exciting things with the genre? Fuck no. But they plow through the whole set of tunes in less than a half-hour and provide just enough subtle variation to keep things interesting, and I can guarantee you they don't give even half a shit if this style of hardcore isn't your cup o' tea. There's no bullshit here, and that's all there is to it…

The Horror "Bringing the War Home"
The Horror "Work and War"

Purchase:

@ Grot Records
@ Interpunk
@ RevHQ

5 Comments...

  1. Son Of Man says:

    One of the UK's finest, ex members of ironside and voorhees showing the young turks how it should be done.

  2. Carlos says:

    What was I thinking when I was ordering Rot in Hell from Grot Records and didn't order the shirt and now they only have some few left in not my prefered sizes.

    Otherwise great shit! Holy Terror or no terror;)

  3. Godfather says:

    This ain't holy terror bud, members of Ironside? I thought it was just Varukers, Voorhees & Imbalance members?

  4. Son Of Man says:

    Then i guess you have learn something today.
    Arms the guitarist was the vocalist in ironside.

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