TWENTYTWENTYTWO – INCOMING: Penetrode!

As the world descends further into a mutually assured future wasteland devoid of the civilization which has developed over the last 20,000 years or so, we pause to admire the musical skills of the soon to be extinct human species.

COMING SOON (like next month, hopefully) on Violent Pest Records:

PENETRODE 12″ LP

“it’s a ripper”

Here is a review from Maximum Rocknroll that pretty much sums this album up:

PENETRODE
Penetrode cassette

First full-length release from these Philly hardcore freaks. The more I listen to this, the more I like it. While all rooted in noisy, dark hardcore, the songs are all very distinct from each other and occasionally go from fast punk to slow dirges, like on ”Psychic Death.” There are some sonic similarities to bands like GAG and NERVOSAS, but the real stand-out here is vocalist/artist Bootsie. The vocals go from sung to shrieked to spoken and back again, with a distinctive yelp at the end of many lines. They’re great and sound confident, passionate, and exciting. Every song is a banger, but I keep going back to ”Ebb & Flow.” It’s got layers of negative bummer punk distortion with a catchy opening riff, time changes, dissonant vocals, and lyrics like (I think), ”Pick me up and spit me out.” It’s basically everything I want in a punk song. Check it out—this is a killer tape from a killer band.

REVIEWERNICK ODORIZZI
LABELSILENCE IS DEATH
ISSUEMRR #463 • DECEMBER 2021

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