ABUSE: Self-titled: LP

May 30, 2014

Thrash, thrash, thrash. Abuse take the powerviolence style and kick the shit out of it by injecting an insane amount of speed into their sound. Interestingly enough, there are some catchy elements in the songs via the short breakdowns, and the plodding intros to some songs helps break up the white blur. The instrumental “Same Shit Different Death” is the stand out on this album, with its mid tempo and plodding elements bringing in a darker sound. I like how a song like “Dictation” can have this pummeling tempo, then switch into a slightly moderate pace for a moment. It helps break up the monotony that comes with constant speed, which happens around the middle of the second side of this LP. But on the whole, this is not a bad record, and far better than many of the powerviolence bands that get hyped up these days. 

 –M.Avrg (To Live A Lie)