MERKED: Self-titled: CS

Sep 16, 2021

This new Oakland powerviolence band includes lots of humor in the lyrics to extremely shorts songs, like “Live Fast, Die Dumb,” “All Go No Bro,” and “Dumbass: The Medical Term for Hardcore Dancing.” Professionally duplicated and packaged, this is a higher end cassette release that transcends demo quality on both auditory and physical spheres. A full-length in that it contains seventeen songs, it’s over in a blink of the eye since the average track runs under forty seconds. –Art Ettinger (Goat Power Recreation,