Nails "Obscene Humanity" 12"Posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2009 @ 5:57am » permalink
I guess "Obscene Humanity" is the debut release from the somewhat mysterious Nails (on Six Feet Under Records) – a three-piece from southern California that's said to boast "a veteran crew of band members and a few sparse but impressive shows under their belt" (apparently one of the guys used to be in Carry On and Terror). But I guess it's just as well that there's not a ton of information about the band out there, 'cause this shit pretty much speaks for itself: Seven tracks of ripping hardcore/punk in less than 11 minutes – jammed with pummeling basslines; raw, hyper-distorted guitars; fiercely shouted vocals; and caustic, noisy leads. Only one song tops two minutes, and it's all a powerful blend of fast-paced power chords, grinding blasts, and subtly metallic chugs. Top it all off with extremely minimal, stripped down cover "art", a handwritten lyric sheet, and that's all she wrote. Great stuff, though. It kicks your ass and calls it a day with absolutely no room for getting bored, and that's a formula that always pays off…
Despise, disgust, disguised, mistrust. No peace in a paranoid mind. Day in, day out, self doubt, drop out. Eyes open, living blind. Fooled once, fucked twice, rope hung, cut ties. Beat up, broke down, succumb to demise. Embrace the pain – it never ends.