USELESS WOODEN TOYS: Self-titled: 2 x EP

Nov 24, 2009

The thing that immediately stands out is the contrasting vocal styles. One is standard hardcore style, and the other is guttural grind growling. At first I was thinking of bands like Spazz, but the grind vocals are more wrecked here. Maybe a cross between Spazz and Capitalist Casualties with the lyrical style of Scholastic Deth. Thrashing skate violence. You get two EPs of this stuff. Not exactly mind-blowing, but not horrible either. One of the singers, Chris Johnson, was unfortunately murdered by some redneck at a show a while back, so this record stands as a memorial.

 –M.Avrg (Learning Curve)