STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 19190-CAS2813 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: Cassette Album
Reviewed by George Russell
'On The Offense' is no misnomer: this is, in terms of the lyrics, the most potentially offensive album I have heard in a while. The poetical content is almost zero; every song consists of rhyming couplets (some of which are unbelievably contrived) dripping venom as the band go for the throat of world corruption, homosexuality, abortion and New Age religion. Six of the songs have, as their underlying theme, judgement and hell for the unrepentant. The musical style could be described as techno-punk meets Attila The Hun: an aggressive blend of quality musicianship and abusive lyrics. The percussion and sequencer programming is slick, the musos are competent; the anachronism is Hammy, the vocalist. Hammy has the larynx of a deceased game show host rather than a singer, but the fusion of vocals and music worked for me. Hammy And The Technoids pull no punches; their bizarre and occasionally coarse musical vituperation may be theologically sound, but will be judged in bad taste by many. I personally enjoyed it.
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