Album Reviews

Poisoned Apple
Venomous Concept – Poisoned Apple
Monday, May 12, 2008 - 00:00
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What do you get when you put guys from Napalm Death, Brutal Truth and The Melvins together in a band? Pop music? Country? Sappy ballads? No, you get downright brutal hardcorepunk with some grind influences. That was what you could hear on Venomous Concept’s debut “Retroactive Abortion”. Due to a busy schedule The Melvins’ Buzz Osbourne couldn’t be there for album number two but the rest of the band hired Danny Lilker (Nuclear Assault, Brutal Truth en S.O.D.) to play bass on “Poisoned Apple” instead. Pretty good choice if you ask me. If you were hoping for surprises, don’t! Because “Poisoned Apple” isn’t all that different from their debut. They race through 17 songs in 34 minutes. Needless to say they keep up an unrelenting pace only slowing down for the nasty “Water Cooler”. If you’re looking for subtlety or pretty harmonies, look elsewhere. This is a shredder from start to finish and just when you think they can’t go any faster, in comes some grindcore picking up the pace even more.

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.