CD REVIEW: BOMB THE WORLD & POISON HEART – Monsterace split album
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar
7 ½ /10
There’s a local restaurant we like to go to. They’ll never break new culinary ground or innovate much of anything, but we know we’ll always get a tasty, juicy steak there.
This split album (or is it a collection of two EPs?) from Polish outfits Bomb The World and Poison Heart is the same: reliably big, fat and juicy – but ultimately familiar – riffs and a swinging attitude to raucous punk metal, whilst never in danger of being termed ‘groundbreaking’.
Poison Heart’s dark Misfits-esque punk rawk provides a tasty appetiser, with three originals all hitting the mark. A cover of The Ramones’ Main Man fares less well, sounding pedestrian next to the more exciting originals on show. Perhaps a more revered song from The Bruvva’s catalogue would have served them better.
Bomb The World are more abrasive in every way, their four originals bristling with aggression and spiky angst, whilst their cover of Hawkwind’s Motorhead (the distinction is important) reclaims it for crash n’ bang punk from Lemmy’s more bludgeoning Motorhead metal n’ roll.
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