Assück ANTICAPITA­L

SOUND POL­LU­TION 1991

Metal Hammer (UK) - - REVIEWS -

In­te­gral to the evo­lu­tion of Amer­i­can grind but plainly in thrall to the genre’s Bri­tish di­vi­sion, Assück’s de­but al­bum nois­ily upped the ante for break­neck fury. Pitched mid­way be­tween the gnarly prim­i­tivism of Scum-era Na­palm Death and the slow­burn­ing Panzer-crawl of Bolt Thrower, songs like Pop­u­la­tion

In­dex and Oc­to­ber Rev­o­lu­tion slammed far harder than most and glee­fully blurred the lines be­tween punk’s black crust and the then-flour­ish­ing death metal scene. Masters of brutish brevity (Feasts Of War is a fren­zied nine sec­onds long), the Florid­ian trio said all they had to say in 16 min­utes and they never topped this pum­melling squall of mu­si­cal and po­lit­i­cal an­ar­chy.

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