SHORT, FAST AND LOUD! #5: $2.00, 8 ½ X 11, offset newsprint, 56 ppgs.

Jan 22, 2011

The name says it all. ADD thrashers unite. If you like Cookie Monster vocalists, assflaps, fork-in-garbage-disposal solos, and tack the word “core” to every possible musical style (Japancore, blurcore, grindcore), this is your bag of nails. Edited by Chris Dodge (Spazz, Slap a Ham Records), the music selection is spot on. Clean layouts, pics of people jumping really high, and a refreshing load of fanaticism, all make this pretty pleasant. Interviews and articles about Heresy, Nice View, and Blaine Cook of the Fartz. My only quibble is that some of the columnists seem so fucking bored and jaded - instead of as amped up and crazed as the music they’re writing about. -Todd (Short, Fast, and Loud, PO Box 420843, SF, CA 94142-0843)