SLANG: Skilled Rhythm Kills + Live at Klub Counter Action 2001.6.30: CD

I loved the Skilled Rhythm Kills LP when I got it last year (see review in Issue 8). In fact, I even put it on my “top whatever list for 2002” that was listed on this here mag’s website. I don’t know if many went out and purchased it, but this is everybody’s third chance to finally hear it. The first pressing was released on the singer’s label, Straight Up, out of Japan. The second pressing was released by Conquest Wake out of Finland, which is the release that I have. Now comes the North American release with added live tracks to give you an easier access to some mayhem (and also for you shmucks who still don’t own a turntable). The LP originally had thirteen tracks. This release takes it up to twenty-seven. You do the math. This is no-holds-barred, metallic-edged hardcore mixed with fierce vocals in their power attack. If you like things fast and brain damaging, check out these Sapporo City hardcore maniacs.

 –don (Schizophrenic)