WAR PIGS: Degeneration: CD

This has stayed in heavy rotation since I got it in the mail. It manages to get me pumped up, without making me overexcited or anxious. The Black Sabbath inspiration isn’t just in the name, Tony Iommi’s riffs are clearly audible in a few songs. Yet, this album is nowhere near metal as we know it today; it’s hardcore rife with tension and strength that only beautifully basic chords and perfect timing can deliver. My only complaint would be the two instrumental tracks which make this nine song album longer than it has to be.

 

 

 

 –Rene Navarro (Staggered Works Music, staggeredworks.org)