GRUK: Razor: 7”

Six boombox-quality thrashers by this female led band from Chico, CA. The recording has such a live quality that when the actual live song came, on it didn’t really phase me. Vocals that are screamed, guitar that sounds thin and twangy, bass that is a bit flat, and drums that that could easily be mistaken as trash cans. Instruments sounding slightly out of tune, but the DIY quality makes it appealing. This reminds me of the first wave of American thrash in the ‘80s. A lot of what was coming out was not perfect, but the energy cut right through. If they keep it together, I should see them in a venue near me sometime soon. I can picture this band being so much better live.

 –don (Gruk)