DESTRUCT-A-THON


"Aloha Jihad" (Destruct-a-thon / This is Thrashachusetts; 2008)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter

After the first 30 seconds of Destruct-a-thon’s title track I had the feeling that the band was cut from the same cloth as another Massachusetts band, Kilgore. But that’s not really the case, as Destruct-a-thon bring hardcore’s simple sensibilities, metalcore’s aggression, and a metallic sheen into clear view. It might be best to consider Destruct-a-thon an update on the Kilgore sound as a decade’s worth of evolution has made the diversity in extreme music a bit more evident. Groove, not necessarily breakdowns, is a big part of Destruct-a-thon’s sound as demonstrated by the two main tracks (title track and “Consume with Incisor”).

This EP includes a cover of Bravado’s “Heart Attack” which explodes in the same way one expects an Overcast song to leap out of the speakers.

The “Aloha Jihad” EP is a great introduction to a talented new band.

“Aloha Jihad” was produced by Destruct-a-thon and mastered by Nick Zampiello and Rob Connelly.

Destruct-a-thon is Duncan Wilder Johnson on vocals, Michele Morgan on guitar and vocals, Sean Linehan on bass, and Eric O’Brien on drums. Ed Bredenberg on second guitar on all tracks.

For more information visit http://www.destruct-a-thon.com.


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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