No Joke Records
8/11/2005 - Review by: Eric Compton
Nuse - Hungwell - 2005 - No Joke Records
Nuse have been around the block or two, touring with the likes of M.O.D, Nuclear Assault, Clutch, Biohazard, and the mighty Overkill. The band use more of a thrash backdrop for their hardcore sound, with most of the material found here not really going completely into the hardcore arena. Vocalist/guitarist Mike LaMastro uses some shouting as his main vocal delivery but at the same time he adds in a rugged thrash sound ala Wardog, Marauder, or even Life Of Agony.
On cuts like "Only On T.V" the guys are in full thrash mode, with a big Sabbath riff thrown through the thick of it. Bassist Eric Mangual has a bass chop sort of like Overkill henchman D.D. Verni. Cuts like "Smoke" and "Blue Fish" burn at a hardcore frenzy, almost bordering on the mindless punk romps of the early 80s. The band even craft some Gwar type songwriting with "Story Of Bob", "Story Of Jed", and "Junkie".
Bottom Line - Fun for what it is. Nothing to take too seriously, I'm sure the band never looks in the mirror.
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