This album is a much needed throat punch to the decadence and oppression of modern society. Plus, it absolutely rips!
This is not a new band trying to catch the sound of those glory days. This is a band that was making crossover thrash (my favorite variety) in those glory days.
With 18 songs and the longest coming in at a whopping 3:37, the Virginia 5-piece rips through the album in the best crossover thrash tradition.
Though Asschapel doesn’t really sound like Napalm Death – you would never confuse the two – I was impressed by how much the rage of the songs reminded me of Napalm Death.
…from the very first riff, I was transported back to my 15 year old self, down in my basement bedroom, boom box cranked to 11, and shouting along with Mike that “All I wanted a Pepsi. Just one Pepsi.”