JANITOR: Exterminate My Generation: 7”

Sep 23, 2011

For some reason, I feel like I have heard this before. My intuition was correct. I had heard this before. Looked online to get some info and I saw a picture of this band’s discography CD. I had reviewed this for Flipside Fanzine, I believe, before its demise. Dug through the CD collection and there it was. This 7” contains the first eight songs, which was a session recorded between 1998 and 1999. Comparing the record and the CD, the record is grittier, with a heavier sound that I would expect from vinyl. The band was based in Houston and only lasted a few years in the late ‘90s. But what they produced was a strong hardcore punk sound that was fierce and charging. Well executed and short, to-the-point songs. Vocals are delivered with a harsh yell that are accompanied by background support by the band on the choruses. Forgot how good this band was. Glad this made me pull the CD out again from the monstrosity of what I call my music collection. They really had great material. If you blinked, this release would have not been sensed by your radar. It sold out quick. I know I did and never would have known of its release. A record nerd-worthy package. Only one hundred pressed with a silkscreened fold over cover, obi, and red colored vinyl.

 –don (Agro-Wax)