POWERCUP / PIZZ HI FIVE: Split: 10”

The thing about grind is that if you know what you’re doing, you don’t really have to do anything special because if you write catchy riffs and a drummer that can keep time, it will always be good. Thus is the case with both of these bands. The front cover for this record includes six crossed out quarter notes, two smiley faces, four upside-down crosses, skulls, beer, pizza, zombies, and a several general depictions of chaos. The back cover is a picture of a dude putting a power drill to his head. Credits include references to: “Thrashcan Dan,” “Blast Commander,” and “The Mighty Wizard,” and you can play either side at thirty-three or forty-five and it basically sounds the same. You know what you’re getting, and you can never own enough goofy grind records to throw on at parties.

 –Ian Wise (Give Praise)