Monday, 18 January 2016

Classhole - "Classhole" (Album Review)

By: Dan Caycedo

Album Type: Full Length
Date Released: 01/01/2016
Label: The Compound |
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Straight up punk rock with super thick guitars and bass making it more hardcore punk with relentless battery than anything else. All the songs are short and sweet mostly around a minute and a half and it feels like the bass is cranked way the fuck up. This whole record reminds me of Slayer's earlier albums to where as soon as one song ends the very next one comes ripping through. The entire album sounds like the derailment of a freight train coming through a republican party parade.

“Classhole” CD//DD track listing:

1. Bloodshot
2. Breathing Down My Neck
3. Shut You Down
4. Whole Lot Of Nothing
5. Gunned Down
6. Frustrated
7. Corrupted
8. World’s Gone Weak
9. Full of Hate
10. Right Between The Eyes
11. Burning Pain
12. Obsolete
13. Time’s Up
14. For The Indolent
15. Taste The Chaos


The Review:

Classhole is the finest New Orleans hardcore act to destroy ears since Soilent Green or EHG. Consisting of Paul Webb slamming beats (runs his own music shop in Nola and is a fucking legend), Gary Mader the guitar shredder (also plays bass for none other than EHG as well as guitar for Hawg Jaw), Matt Muscle on vox (also runs the crust punk hideout known as Siberia) and Gran Tom on bass.

Right into the thick of it they start off with “Bloodshot”. From here on out I knew it was going to be cathartic and brutal. Straight up punk rock with super thick guitars and bass making it more hardcore punk with relentless battery than anything else. All the songs are short and sweet mostly around a minute and a half and it feels like the bass is cranked way the fuck up. This whole record reminds me of Slayer's earlier albums to where as soon as one song ends the very next one comes ripping through. The entire album sounds like the derailment of a freight train coming through a republican party parade. My favorite track by far is “Frustrated” as it has a stop and go feel throughout the song and breaks up the monotony that usually makes hardcore bands difficult to enjoy. The album cover is also one for the books. It's perfect for this band as a constant reminder that you don't fuck with New Orleans. Fuck the police. Always and forever more...

Get this one so you don't become the asshole who says... “Classhole? Never heard of em.”



Classhole” is available here

Band info: facebook

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