FRATRICIDE: 12”: 12”

Sep 16, 2011

Long-lost recordings from the unreleased Fratricide/Neuroot split that Pushead originally was going to put out on his Pusmort label back in the mid-’80s. I thought I had heard there were test pressings floating around and a track or two popped up on comps. Schizophrenic Records saves the day and the entire side is rescued so that it doesn’t go into obscurity. I would have eaten this stuff up back in my skateboarding days right out high school. This falls right in the gap between Cryptic Slaughter, No Mercy, Heresy, and Excel that was on heavy rotation at the time. Crossover was the term of the day, which meant speed metal to some or fast punk with metal overtones to others. But it also meant both scenes at each other’s shows. I truly believe if this had been released, they would have the same stature in history as those other bands and be lauded today. What was captured is equally as strong in material and powerful in delivery as others of their time.

 –don (Schizophrenic)