SANCTION THIS: Wipe Us Out: 7”

Yup, I’m pretty sure this band is pure evil. Sanction This sounds a lot like if Gwar shed their histrionics but kept their penchant for spitting/shitting on Jesus. The bass player’s thudding notes hit your skull like a heavy, blunt object, while the singer’s baritone snarl and call to “Sanctify Genocide” awaken your inner demons. I’m not even religious, but I feel like I need to say a few Hail Marys after listening to this EP. And the fact that Sanction This can make me feel like a seasoned lapsed Catholic after one listen is a testament to how good they are. Definitely would recommend buying this 7”, but only if you’re cool with going to hell. –Simone Carter (Grow Your Own, [email protected], anthraxuk.bandcamp.com)