SIDE A: AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED
ASSAULT RIFLE: This is my favourite ANb track ever!!! Annihilate fucking everyone!! Annihilate everything! The toms in the intro drumroll… All about this track rules fucking hard! 10/10.
MOCK EXECUTION: Again a quick and dirty ditty from Hull and Co. Not an outstanding song, but wild and crazy vocals keep it interesting.
ANTI-CHRISTIAN: Love this song forever! Double bass drums and groovy shit all over makes this a total winner. And with a song title that is emotional comfort food for a christianity hating pig as me, it doesn’t get any better….
SIDE B: KILL THE CLIENT
SPARTACUS: “Things will continue to get worse…” Massive and noisy and tight as my ass used to be! All is descriptive of KTC on this split. Spartacus is a great song. Love the vox and the blasts!
99% TURNOVER RATE: Another steady banger. The muffled mix/production rules. Groovy bridge too.
RETALIATE: Retaliate takes off where 99% Turnover Rate left, almost as a second part of the same song – dunno if it’s intentional, but op i røven med det. Det virker!!
I was hugely disappointed when this lp came out. It put me off Agoraphobic Nosebleed for quite a while. But time mellows all feelings, and in recent months I have come to embrace the re-invented thrashy ANb.
The addition of Katherine Katz to the line-up, is a good thing. She sounds all sorts of pissed off, and easily matches the venom of Richard Johnson and James Randall. Scott Hull plays and programs like an evil genius.
I’d really like to go to Maryland Death Fest 2015 and see them live, but I fear my meager funds won’t get me there.
About Agoraphobic Nosebleed; I got into them quite late, I read about them in Albert Mudrian’s excellent book Choosing Death in 2004, and was intrigued by the notion of drum machine grind. Especially since I had plans of my own to make some machine-grind of my own.
The first ANb record I bought was Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope, then Honky Reduction, and then I began collecting their 7”s. Currently I have 26 Agoraphobic Nosebleed releases in my collection, but that includes multiples of their albums (cd/vinyl) and compilations.