Review from Mass Movement:
Black Lodge Annihilation Squad – s/t EP CD (0605 Records)
Like their labelmates Autopsy Boys, Black Lodge Annihilation Squad are anything – or, perhaps more accurately, everything – except easy to categorize, which gives them a huge leg up in today’s oversaturated-with-boring-and-unoriginal-clones musical landscape. The band bases their music on skittish, sorta dance-friendly beats with loads of bass, killer old-school turntable scratches, and an array of video-game-style sound effects, and top it off with fresh, fast, furious raps that are equal parts vintage braggadocio and humorous backpack-stylee in nature. I’m a bit distant from the current underground in the UK – which evolves on a daily basis, and is difficult-at-best to keep up with even for those in the thick of things – but I’d say that the grime movement has an influence here, as does nerdcore and electroclash. What does any of this mean, exactly? I have no idea. I hate genrefication, and I don’t find it to be ultimately meaningful anyway. What I do know is that I like this EP from Black Lodge Annihilation Squad. I like it a lot. And I highly recommend it for anyone with a taste for originality and a desire to escape the tediousness of the status quo.
The Impaler @impalerspeaks (twitter.com/impalerspeaks)
released December 3, 2012
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