BAD SAM: Self-titled: 7”

Three-song EP from this Welsh band. The first song “Alcoholic” jumps straight at you with a Humpers-like urgency. “Tag” veers of into hardcore territory with its speed and brevity. The closing song “Looking Back” is what I imagine Leatherface would sound like if they were desperately trying to write a Black Sabbath song. If all that sounds confusing, it’s because it is. Three very distinct and differing styles coming from the same band. To add to the confusion, the center labels on the vinyl are on the wrong side and the band’s grotesque mascot (looking like Chucky from Child’s Play) is featured on every panel of the booklet. I need another beer. –Juan Espinosa (Kriminal, Armistice, [email protected], [email protected])