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Splag: Rise/Fall [7 inch]Rise/Fall [7 inch] (2004)
Punks Before Profits

Reviewer Rating: 1


Contributed by: hamonryehamonrye
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If you ever wanted to hear Sheena Ozzella of Lemuria fame screaming her tits off over blistering hardcore riffs, now's your chance. About three years ago, I somehow dug up homegirl's livejournal and found this band's name referenced on there. A bit creepy, I suppose, but whatever. I then made a q.


If you ever wanted to hear Sheena Ozzella of Lemuria fame screaming her tits off over blistering hardcore riffs, now's your chance.

About three years ago, I somehow dug up homegirl's livejournal and found this band's name referenced on there. A bit creepy, I suppose, but whatever. I then made a quick purchase at Interpunk and threw this bad boy on the record player the day it arrived.

The recording itself is extremely murky, and Sheena sounds like her vocals are on 45 RPMs while Noah, the other vocalist, sounds like he's bellowing at 33 RPMs. Honestly, it sounds as if Elmo and Cookie Monster are trading call-and-response cannibalistic death screams from the depths of Jim Henson's basement while two other unnamed Muppets beat the shit out of their instruments with complete disregard for any sort of song structure. It's a bit difficult to tell where one song ends and the next begins as Sheena and Noah belch, grunt and growl their way through six songs of typical hardcore fare about macho brocore dudes in the scene, self-loathing and failed relationships.

A cathartic release that is best left unheard, this record is really rather unremarkable, except as an interesting document of one woman's earlier, more extreme attempts at playing music. There is really no reason for anyone (except, perhaps, Lemuria fans) to give this record a spin. Yeah, it's healthy and fun to scream and throw shit in Dad's toolshed, but who wants to hear it committed to tape?

 

 
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wolfparty (June 28, 2013)

haha holy shit trawling google for old punknews reviews is even more fucked up than reading new punknews reviews.

wallofyouth (May 12, 2010)

yeh i have no problem with the review... must say that the newest ramming speed 7" sounds pretty fucking great and it's on PBP records

Cyanotic (May 12, 2010)

I think this review is pretty hilarious if you have a good imagination.

hamonrye (May 12, 2010)

but ACKNOWLEDGING that it's creepy is different from seeing nothing wrong with it. We're all voyeurs at heart. It just so happens that with me, the voyeuristic tendency is a bit more pronounced.

Also, I won't be reviewing anymore records. Ever. Would be good to see Lemuria's "Ozzy" seven inch reviewed on here, though.

singthblues (May 11, 2010)

Stalking livejournals? yeah, creepy.

stephenpercent (May 11, 2010)

This review bums me out. Dear hamonrye: Please don't review any more records.

hamonrye (May 11, 2010)

"you sound like a creep"

Yeah, I've had that remark leveled at me before.

bud_boomer (May 11, 2010)

for the record, they were a pretty decent live band, but the recording quality of the 7" is just awful..another punks before profits "who cares it's punk" casualty.

also, you sound like a creep.

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