"Power Hazard" (Havoc; 2007)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Crusty hardcore punk crew Severed Head of State growl their way through the latest bruising offering, the 14-track "Power Hazard." 

Southern groove, punk rock chaos, hardcore heft, and a vulgar display of power help this disc sound like a cross between DRI, Entombed, Coliseum, and Kill Your Idols. 

Definitely for the disenchanted and misdirected, "Power Hazard" has all the tools necessary to drum up a riot at any given time, as this Austin, TX / Portland, OR unit diligently scrapes the underbelly of rock, excavating a true gem amongst the debris along the way. 

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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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