Swansea's Black Eye Riot.
- Charger's "the amputee" opens at a furious pace which is opposed to their usual lurching sludge. The cacophonous vocals rage over the raw production before the song devolves into a dirge that reminds me of Fistula and gives me the sensation of being crushed. after the song has ended it is like a bomb has gone off and feedback is all that remains in the smoky aftermath.
- Black Eye Riot's two tracks are pure unadulterated hardcore punk violence - a collision of aggro, bruises and bitterness. "Battered by elephants" is like Discharge on crack trying to control a gas tanker with no brakes - loud and lethal. the production is of similar quality to their full length and couldn't be more suited to the band's style. i made some notes while listening to this and the final comment was "ear holes have been raped"... Pressed on transparent red vinyl, limited to 500