TIKDOFF: Zero Trux: LP

Sep 19, 2013

To be brutally honest, I was expecting a heap o’ generic thrash-o-rama from this, but no, these Australian malcontents manage to make a racket that, while clearly falling within hardcore’s parameters and reeking of U.S. influence, doesn’t follow a rather large herd. Things are mostly kept short, dissonant, and mid-tempo, but they throw themselves fully into the fray, juggling equal parts quirk and antagonism with deft heft. Those looking for something that easily fits into their predetermined pigeonhole criteria will likely be nonplussed by this, but, to again be brutally honest, they fuckin’ deserve to be.

 –jimmy (Tikdoff, [email protected])