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If you were well-submerged in the NY Thrash/HC/Crossover Scene in the 80s, ?Beast On My Back? (a.k.a. B.O.M.B.) by Crumbsuckers probably does ring a bell. The nine-track effort spans 30+ minutes and is mainly based on thrash-biased rhythms. The opening track starts with a piano passage before the band really kickstar the tune, which maybe surprised more than one who has listened to their first stuff. What follows is a parade of technical riffs in the metal mood with melody-based leadwork, spiced with lyrics about societal anguish. The music in B.O.M.B. can be considered as example of how Crossover and metal can be fused together. The guitarwork is tight and crunchy while the bass-drums tandem, courtesy of Gary Meskil and Dan Richardson, provides a rhythmic formula many bands have tried at that time. The slower parts seem to be more focused and serene while the faster are somewhat acidic. This is the legacy of a band that is worth checking when it comes to the days of yore in the NY Underground Scene.