OI POLLOI / APPALCHIAN TERROR UNIT: Split: 7”

Alright people, I gotta be honest here. I’m a little bit embarrassed of what I’m about to share with y’all, but in the interest of some real deal music journalism, I feel like I gotta get this out there. I had never heard Oi Polloi before getting this 7” in my review bundle. Pretty sad when a band’s been consistently rockin’ it since 1981 and I can’t even be bothered to check ‘em out. Honestly, the name is just so goddamned stupid that I never bothered, and that was really my loss. This is some pretty solid d-beat /crust fury. It’s not the greatest thing I’ve ever heard in my life but it’s pretty tolerable. Appalachian Terror Unit, on the other hand, has just never done it for me. I can’t even really explain why not. Something about the melodies they use just annoys me. (I fully realize how stupid it is to be complaining about the melodies used in crusty/d-beat music.) Oi Polloi’s side is fully worth checking out, though.

 –Ryan Horky (Nikt Nic Nie Wie, nnnw.pl)