SPERMBIRDS: Go to Hell Then Turn Left: CD

Been quite a while since I last heard anything from these German malcontents, but a quick web search shows they’ve been fairly consistently active for decades. My recollection is they were on the speedier side of the equation back in the ’80s. Here they largely stick to mid-tempos, with a thrasher dropped in here and there to keep ye on yer toes. Skate rock influence abounds throughout, with hints of metal bubbling at the edges. Songs are catchy and well executed. Bet they’re still a hoot live, from the sounds of things here. –Jimmy Alvarado (Boss Tuneage, bosstuneage.com)