"Connection Reset by Satan" (Self-produced; 2007)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton


With a geeky name like FDISK, you might expect the band who recorded "Connection Reset By Satan" to be either a Devo-esque new wave band, a math metal band or a Tangerine Dream-ish movie score band. Instead, FDISK brings to mind the thrash metal of modern old school bands like Municipal Waste with nearly as much humor.

This six track EP (really, only three tracks if you don't count the two tracks that run under 30-seconds each and the 4:16 "interview" at the end) is surprisingly strong thrash metal with intentionally geeky (and therefore hilarious) lyrics like "His monitor lit with pixels of pain; From fiber of fury his terror shall reign; Provoking the wrath of the desolate one; His black hatting skills are second to none." It's a fun listen from beginning to end, even if two of the songs are way too short ("Kernal Panic" and "Power Metal"). The final track, a 4:16 minute "interview" with "Central Punishing Unit," is worth a laugh, too , but one wishes the band would have stuck another song there instead.

FDISK: ARPA Assimilator - Lead Vocals, Poser Deterrence, Thrash Metal Implementation; Central Punishing Unit - Guitars, Vocals, Satanic Infrastructure; Binary Butcher - Guitars, Vocals, Scripting Mayhem; Secure Socket Sodomizer - Bass Guitars, Vocals, Soul Hacking and Banishment; Packet Pulverizer - Percussion, Vocals, Humanoid Null Routing.

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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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