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Foto promozionale per l’album Slasher – Street Punk Anthems (2019), non utilizzata. Scatto di Michela Midossi.
🔪 È passato un anno dall’uscita dell’album Slasher – Street Punk Anthems digipack CD, pubblicato da Skinhead Sounds con grafiche di Moriarty Graphics
💀 Nonostante la situazione attuale (abbiamo potuto fare appena due concerti per promuoverlo!), e a dispetto del fatto che un gruppo horror street punk è indubbiamente la nicchia della nicchia 😆, il disco è andato sorprendentemente bene e ha ricevuto ottime recensioni!
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Nuovo DPCM 💀 – Do not question authority! Obey! Stay asleep!
Formidable genre-work from Viterbo, Italy. Tight playing and well-recorded, it’s a clean four songs that include one straightforward punk jammer, a Misfits cover translated into Italian, and two alternative versions of songs that have appeared elsewhere, including the more ethereal instrumental “Slasher” that reminds me of some stuff that my dad listened to in the 1980s when New Age folks were figuring out synthesizing atmospherics, but more on the Steve Vai end of the spectrum. Not a complaint. I think my favorite part of this EP is that the insert notes which classic horror film each song is inspired by, including “The Last Man on Earth” and “Videodrome.” Wouldn’t mind if these folks put together a soundtrack to one of these à la Wizard of Oz / Dark Side of the Moon situation.
Those who regularly come back to this page know I have a soft spot for Italian outfit The Unborn. The masked boys from Viterbo combine two styles I absolutely love, namely horror punk and Oi!, and deliver this mix with sheer power! Something you can, as always, hear back on the band’s latest EP “The Last Man On Earth” for Ratgirl Records!
Released on cassette, the tape includes a total of four tracks – though nearly all of them have been previously released before. “L’Ultimo Uomo Della Terra” is taken off last year’s debut album “Slasher – Street Punk Anthems”, while “Braineaters” and “Videodrome” were taken off the compilations “We Are The Friend Club – A Misfits Tribute Chapter II” and “Caos In Italia”. Only the demo-version of instrumental outro “Slasher” was previously unreleased, but that’s it.
Nonetheless this is a cool tape to get though. The band’s originals are still great, the Italian version of Misfits classic “Braineaters” rips and the fact that this is a nice, little collectable of just 50 copies made, make “The Last Man On Earth” a welcoming addition to the collection after all. So completists, collectors and other nutjobs, make sure you secure a copy – because after mine there are just 49 left!
This Italian outfit is a horror Oi band of sorts, but instead of taking its cue from Attak’s deathless Zombies album – one of the greatest shitty punk records of all time – it combines the B-movie loving attitude of the Misfits with Nabat-like shouty vocal lines and heavy, hard-driving punk sometimes bordering on hardcore. The identities of the band members are shrouded in mystery, although the voice strongly resembles the singer of an important band from the 90s Italian skinhead scene… Either way, the band clearly loves the 80s, when MTV metal and VHS nasties such as the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but also homegrown fare like Dario Argento’s Profondo Rosso, were the staple diet of Italian teenagers.
Occasionally the heavily processed guitar plays lines that wouldn’t feel out of place on Motley Crue’s Shout at the Devil. While I’m not normally a fan of these kinds of deviations in punk rock, I can tolerate the citational way in which they’re being indulged here. Slasher is a relentless, hard-driving punk album and great fun. However, I have my preferences and want the band to minimise American themes and expand on Italy’s cultural legacy in the future. That is to say, more Fulci and Death SS, less Wes Craven and WASP – excuse my cultural nationalism.