"Cousin Sleaze" (Self-released; 2011)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Cousin Sleaze is a balls-to-the-wall quartet from Brooklyn, NY whose sound straddles the line between modern commercial hard rock and heavy influences from the ‘90s.

On their eponymous four-track debut, this fearsome foursome’s thunderous din combines the might of Pantera with the downtrodden spirit of Staind, aggressively assaulting listeners with rounds of by-the-book riffs custom made to bruise right down to the bone.

Providing a structurally straightforward attack with little time for excess, Cousin Sleaze delivers a lean and mean EP chock full of copious chunks of hard rock and metal goodness.

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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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