VENOMOUS CONCEPT: Retroactive Abortion: CD

A supergroup, of sorts, featuring members of the Melvins, Brutal Truth and Napalm Death. These guys do justice to their admitted Poison Idea influence by keeping things short, straightforward, and heavy. The vocals get a little too death metal growly in places, and it’s obvious that those involved have played more than their share of chugga-chugga riffs, but they keep the metal to the point of virtual nonexistence. All in all, this is some pretty solid hardcore.

 –jimmy (Ipecac)