ECOLI: Self-titled: 7”EP

Jul 24, 2008

Ecoli reminds me of the very first wave of Touch and Go stuff. It sounds like the band can barely contain themselves, that eight songs is a good number to put on a 7”, and that they’re socially aware in warty, anti-authority, anti-racist ways. It’s chaotic thrash punk. Like both the Necros and Fix (and Out Cold), the more listens this gets, the more little musical flourishes—tempo changes, tricky guitar bits—seep around the initial face-peeling blast. Whores, cops, the military, and thrash ultimately rely on one thing to be judged by: effective penetration.

 –todd (Stress Domain)