"Terra Firma" (Tee Pee; 2010)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Producing a stopgap EP for their new label home in between relentless rounds of touring, perennial California roaddogs The Fucking Wrath blast out a five-track crusty hardcore stopgap entitled "Terra Firma" on new home Tee Pee Records.

While this trio’s Sabbath-meets-Black Flag blend of thunderous rhythms, metallic riffs, and burnout breakdowns is far from groundbreaking, this rollicking outfit’s output can undoubtedly be described as groundshaking, leveling listeners with a barrage of bone-crushing, fuzz-ladenm whiskey-swilling down-and-dirty ditties guaranteed to get the blood boiling and the limbs flailing.

Consisting of four new barnburning cuts and a sweet cover of Pentagram’s “Hurricane,” The Fucking Wrath makes an auspicious debut for their new digs while stomping a hole in your chest in the process.

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"Season of Evil" (Goodfellow Records; 2007)

Reviewed by Spudbeast

Hailing from Ventura, California, The Fucking Wrath truly have the potential to become a cult phenomenon. Their heavy distortion, brutal speed and bellowing vocals may seem avant garde, but this band has refined them perfectly. 

A mix between Doomriders, The Accused and Black Sabbath, "Season of Evil" delivers pummeling verses and sludgy choruses that fuse together seamlessly. Beginning with a short intro, "Season of Evil" bursts into the frenzied death'n'roll assault, "To the Eels," that pretty much sets the pace for the entire album.  

Not a single song on the album disappoints, but the stand-outs are the riff-heavy "Church of the Apocalypse," the fast jam "Hell Flies Tonight" and the closer, "Old Man of the Sea” which will rightfully be regarded as a heavy metal classic by its listeners.

The Fucking Wrath is a band to watch, and “Season of Evil” is a must in your collection.

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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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