Monday, 31 December 2012

Slices - Still Cruising

The follow-up to last year's Cruising. Slices still make nasty hardcore punk, still unafraid of chucking in interstitial weirdness between the bilious blasts of aggression to amp up the ominous atmosphere they cultivate. This one feels slightly more rock and roll than the last album though, especially on stuff like Slices Like Dirt which edge close to a shuddering hardcore perversion of that tumbledown garage-punk style of something like the Okmoniks' Party Fever. They've got an offkilter noiserock touch on mid-tempo malleations like Why Do You Make Yourself So Sad and All My Life and they close on absolute stormer in Mustard which unless I'm missing some sort of metaphor, is about freaking the hellfuck out over a sandwich, in a gratifyingly goofy childish "ALL I WANTED WAS A PEPSI!" kinda rage. "WHAT THE HELL IS THIS!? A PIECE OF BREAD!? IS THIS MY LUNCH!?"

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