Trash Talk
Plagues


3.5
great

Review

by John weathered old reviewer Hanson EMERITUS
January 16th, 2008 | 36 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: its cool...I'd just rather listen to CEREMONY

Trash Talk, one of the bands on hardcore label Malfunction Records , are one of the many So-Cal hardcore bands trying to make their mark on the fairly saturated scene. Equal parts Ceremony and Life Long Tragedy (but probably a lot more Ceremony), Trash Talk straddle the line in between the fast style Ceremony have suddenly made fashionable and the slower, more songwriting based punk of bands like Blacklisted.

Trash Talk aren’t doing anything really new, they’re just trying to rip your face off at every possible moment. While the Plagues EP starts off with a slow drum beat, you’re quickly introduced to the assault on the ears that is “Scatter”. As we go into “Babylon, CA” the music enfolds into what Trash Talk have previously shown; pissed off hardcore where you cant help but think “sup Infest worship.”

The EP is solid all around, and features all the good stuff fans will be looking for; HEAVY AS FUCK power chords, PISSED OFF AS FUCK shouting, and ANGRY AS FUCK lyrics. The build up in “Manifest Destination” leading up to the climax of the record (which may sound conspicuously like “Kersed” but who cares) in which they proclaim “Maladjusted, Forever fucked, No love for anyone, anyhow, anymore, This curse has ruined me and everyone can see the truth I hold behind these eyes is a lie” is the first great moment in hardcore music this year.

This isn’t gonna take music anywhere new, and probably isn’t even going to be the best Trash Talk record released this year (as hopefully a follow up full length will be out before years end), but if you’re into what Malfunction/Deathwish (the parent label) has been offering lately or like to bandwagon jump, Trash Talk might be the place to go. Even people not normally into the scene should check out songs like “Babylon, CA” and “Manifest Destination” and see if they don’t like it just a little bit.

P.S. it’s 5 minutes long. People with short attention spans, do apply.



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Let's Chop Cats!
January 16th 2008


142 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Solid 7". Wasn't into Walking Disease a whole lot, but this is definitely some of their better stuff. Hopefully the LP later this year will be good.

mynameischan
Emeritus
January 16th 2008


17960 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

ya obvi badass

Doppelganger
January 16th 2008


3124 Comments


I saw these guys a few weeks ago. Pretty great.

Acre
January 17th 2008


847 Comments


No TBIG review? Shame, I was looking forward to pooping all over it...

Never heard of these guys, but the review has be intrigued, and there's nothing that gives me a stiffy like good hardcore.

santi3hg
January 17th 2008


440 Comments


Solid 7".

Personally I prefer Trash Talk over Ceremony but I definitely don't think they go for the same sound.

Let's Chop Cats!
January 17th 2008


142 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

TT definitely go for a more heavy and not as thrashy sound.

Confessed2005
January 17th 2008


3443 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That artwork is sweet.

Acre
January 17th 2008


847 Comments


And I didn't know you had any interest in hardcore whatsoever, thought iit wasn't experimentalz enough for you.


Actually, it was post-hardcore that first got me into prog. Recently I've been playing around with the more straight-edged "hardcore" bands, and this sounds like as good an EP as any to add to my collection.

mynameischan
Emeritus
January 17th 2008


17960 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

hit me up too i know a lot about hardcore

santi3hg
January 20th 2008


440 Comments


Whattttttttt. I would say TT goes for the heavy thrash sound and Ceremony goes for the fast sloppy punk sound/heavy. Oh well.

rasputin
January 20th 2008


14844 Comments


Is it actually 5 minutes long, or were you exaggerating just slightly?

mynameischan
Emeritus
January 20th 2008


17960 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

it actually is

rasputin
January 20th 2008


14844 Comments


So the average song length is like 50 seconds. Sounds pretty sucky.

santi3hg
January 20th 2008


440 Comments


Sounds like you dont know what the fuck you are talking about.

Lazybassplr56
January 21st 2008


27 Comments


You know, Ceremony wasnt the first band to play this style of hardcore.

santi3hg
January 22nd 2008


440 Comments


Still think TT is a heavier thrash feel than what Ceremony plays in style of hardcore.

santi3hg
January 22nd 2008


440 Comments


I wonder if Reiner was confused then. Were you Reiner?

DWittisarockstar
February 6th 2008


1501 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I wish more cds were 5 minutes. A quality 5 minutes.



That's what this is.

Let's Chop Cats!
February 8th 2008


142 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

[quote=santi3hg]I wonder if Reiner was confused then. Were you Reiner?[/quote] I was sort of confused.

Ill Reality
February 24th 2008


5 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Look, we all know Ross Farrar is sex on wheels. Trash Talk are just as good though. Don't hate.



Edit: Gave it a 4.5 as opposed to a 5 because a 5 minute long 7 inch kind of bummed me out.This Message Edited On 02.24.08



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