I’d given up on these guys until they finally kicked Joey Belladonna the fuck out, and got someone with a functional nutbag, ex-Armored Saint frontman John Bush, to do his job. The result, Sound of White Noise, was a truly impressive slab of aggressive Thrash. Then they decided to get retarded again, and had some of the ladies from Pantera “help out” on their next album, Stomp 442. So I stayed as far away from that abortion as possible, to avoid the poseur factor. And now their new label goes and sends me Vol. 8 to review. Once again, they try to cash in on the popularity of Pantera by having Douchebag Darla and Phillis Asshomo make some guest appearances on here. Admittedly, the first two songs are pretty good, and feature no “guest stars.” Then things start falling apart with “groovy” riffs, overdriven vocals, Country twang (seriously), Alternative queerness, blind stupidity, and other assorted bullshit. I just hope that Ian and Charlie don’t infect the newly reformed S.O.D. with this insanity.
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