Remember those old turntables you had as a kid? Sometimes just for kicks you’d play records backwards or play an album at 45 speed. That’s the loopy, schizophrenic sound that comes to mind upon listening to the new Melt-Banana record. Firmly entrenched in digital hardcore and noise-rock and stylistically similar to Atari Teenage Riot, The Boredoms, and The Pugs, Melt-Banana pounds out a frenetic assault of beats, shrieks, samples, and near unintelligible vocals. It may come as a shock that the end result is a rush of pure energy, not a headache.
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