One time I was at a party and some guy’s ex-girlfriend came up and grabbed him by the nuts real hard, screamed some shrilly incoherent nonsense before shoving him away and storming off. He sort of twitched against the wall on the floor in the fetal position, but he felt much better a few hours and beers later. First Punic War sort of makes me think of that. A pretty, naked unicorn girl on the front and the tiny white vinyl 7” that crams all this nightmare cycle of irate noises, often unrecognizable racket, in this strangled noise guitar…it catches you off guard and leaves you empathetically hurting, but it’s kind of entertaining too.
–guest (First Punic War)