May 13, 2011

Some serious ‘80s hardcore worship from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Very reminiscent of bands like Cryptic Slaughter and Attitude Adjustment in bearing and feelings evoked, you know, if not entirely in execution (Defenestrator is not a particularly fast band). But goddamn if there is not some definite crossover worship going on here. Packaged in a piece of written-on cardboard, stenciled on and duct-taped shut, there’s a very clear “use what ya got” aesthetic here, which sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. Here it just comes across as sloppy; luckily the music fared much better than the packaging. Not bad at all.

 –keith (Defenestrator)