All the raw fury Oiltanker brings to their live performance has been captured by this studio recording. From their powerful riffs and furious leads, to thundering drums and growling vocals, the result is first-rate crust in all its gritty glory. Finding highlights on such a good album is tough, but a few that stand out are: “Who’s in Control,” with its driving riffs and repeated chorus; “Blight,” and “By Death or By Force,” for some of my favorite riffs; and “Ignorant Bastards,” for its sick leads. If you’re a fan of crust, this album is a no-brainer.
–Paul J. Comeau (No Funeral, [email protected])