Oh boy. So…hardcore, eh. What? ‘Thrash’ is the correct term? *Sigh.* Listen, I’m getting old, do I really have to pretend like I know all about this scene? I did download that first Blood Brothers album and I think I have The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower’s promo CD lying around here somewhere (mental note: still need to review that). *Sigh.* Shit, wait, I’ve got Plague Soundscapes somewhere, maybe I am qualified to write this review. Ok, here it goes…
I can’t. Sorry. See, Some Girls is an offshoot for a number of grindcore, thrash, crazy motherfuck’n bands, sharing members with Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower, American Nightmare, Over My Dead Body and Holy Molar. Phew. You know what though, I don’t mind this EP because of the most ridiculous thing about it. It is six minutes long. Well, six minutes and nineteen seconds to be exact. But you know, with this type of music, that’s how I like it—short and sweet. If it’s gonna be long it better be a structurally shifting, almost-dance number like “USA Nails” from The Blood Brothers’ Burn Piano Island Burn. Here though, things are kept at or below the one minute mark, and that’s great.
The big piece of news about this EP is that Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs adds her vocals to the albums title track (it’s the best song). She sounds like a pissed off crack whore (here’s your cred, Miss O). Not a bad effort, but considering the running time it’s so short that by the time you put it on and sit down it’s over. But what a beating it is. For die hards only. The rest of you can download that title track. Gee, this wasn’t so bad.
- Andrew Iliadis/july 1st 2005/