CAPITALIST CASUALTIES / HELLNATION: Split: CD

Dec 29, 2008

Both bands have been around for about one hundred years each, so you’d think their golden years have long passed. I don’t know what happened, but that usually correct logic has been turned upside down. This is the best stuff yet from both bands. Seriously. The nine songs from Capitalist Casualties are fuggin’ mindblowing. I sit here in awe staring at my stereo. When you think it can’t get any better, the next song starts up, and it’s even more awe-inspiring than the last. They thrash like mad, but the time changes and mid-tempo parts only add more power to what is there. “Corporate Retreat” is the best example, and it’s also a catchy song. Hellnation come on with a vengeance. Full-on thrash with some time changes to break up the onslaught of fast, fast, and faster. “Bought & Sold” starts off sounding like a late ‘80s skaterock tune, then “screeeeeee!!!!!’, they blast you with a full tilter. Undoubtedly a release that will be regarded as a classic.

 –M.Avrg (Six Weeks / Sound Pollution)

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