BULLY: Self-titled: Cassette

Nov 02, 2010

Pretty straightforward thrashcore; I liked it. There isn’t much here that’s startlingly new, but Bully pulls off a proven sound admirably. There really isn’t much else to add here, except for a few moments in which Bully sound strangely influenced by Verbal Assault (in that there is kind of a graceful, swirling fluidity to the melody). Lyrically, this is fairly typical for the genre: songs about (self-imposed) alienation, the disintegration of society (yay!), etc. This is a solid effort that I like better with each listen. Also, an MP3 download link is included if you’ve shit-canned the tape deck some time in the past.

 –Eric Carlson (Mind Melt, [email protected])