Rocking Dildos - _On Speed_
(Kron-H, 1997)
by: Henry Akeley (7 out of 10)
Eighteen tracks, thirty-three minutes - and you WILL want to crank this up when the first song kicks in. Anyway, I sure did. These four goofs call their band a "motherfucker punk rock explosion," and I doubt I can improve upon that assessment, except maybe by pointing out that they pack some definite metallic power, too. I mean, how many mere punk bands do you know who sound surprisingly similar to Impaled Nazarene? These guys do, especially in their thick, bombastic guitar sound; harsh, rasping vocals; and full-on, high-octane approach. Of course, the RD's play less ferocious, more "rocking" material, but _On Speed_ is still an extremely high-energy affair. You'll probably get a few laughs out of it, too, thanks to all the purposefully idiotic songs like "Pregnant Women Must Die" and "Erection of the Century". The songs are short, driving, and usually feature just one or two basic, punk-styled, metal-tuned riffs in simple verse-chorus-verse structures. Did I mention that all four guys in the band are named Frank? Hats off to Frank, Frank, Frank, and Frank; and cheers to Osmose/Kron-H for giving some exposure to a band who's bucking the current trends and doing their own pretty potent thing.

(article published 16/3/1997)

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