"Splatter Rock" (Ichiban Old Indie; 1992)

Reviewed by Snidermann

With harsh vocals, you can either like them, hate them or adapt to them. Often, adapting to them is the hardest of all, but it may also be the most rewarding ... if you can stick it out.

So as I listened to The Accused's "Splatter Rock," I found myself not really getting the vocals, but the music made me want to stick with it and I am glad I did. Of course, the vocals are still harsh and bitter but, after a few spins, now I get it.

The music on "Splatter Rock" is fun, harsh and in-your-face from the first note right up until the end ... and then you have to wipe the sweat from your eyes and start all over again! Man, what a ride!! 

The CD is well-named. It doesn't so much explode from your stereo speakers as splatter. Featured is a killer cover version of Sugarloaf's "Green Eyed Lady" and you know you're going to love the song entitled "Living, Dying, Living/In a Zombie World." 

This release was plain, simple, heavy metal fun. If you can get past the harsh vocals and in your face style of metal, you will be in for a great time.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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