Mongoloid: Plays Rock and Roll 12"

Deranged Records

$17.00

BIG UGLY ROCK MACHINE rears its disgusted head out in a 17 minute fit of speed and beat. MONOGOLOID MONGLOID MONGOGLOID play to the tune of you spilling your drink as you fumble for your footing. Blitzed out guitars play in an echo of this world's upset youth- bringing a giant wake up call to the vapid and empty headed rather than the more common "MA AND PA SCREW OFF!!" Yeah some how that collosal man with a skin head found a marching whistle and the beat to back it all up in this upset display of HARDCORE played the way it was meant to be. Comes with digital download.

Our take: Man, Mongoloid's previous releases were awesome, but they did not adequately prepare me for the sheer power of this LP. You may or may not have noticed that I rarely compare bands to Poison Idea in my descriptions... except when some aspect of the band sound uncannily like PI (like, say, Long Knife's vocals), I tend to reserve the coveted Poison Idea comparison for only the best of the best hardcore bands. Well, Plays Rock and Roll deserves that comparison, not only because the gruff-yet-catchy vocals and occasionally slightly rocked-out solos recall War All the Time / Feel the Darkness-era Poison Idea, but also because the band are just that good. The production here is absolutely perfect... clear, loud and powerful with a drum sound that any hardcore band would kill for, and the playing is blisteringly fast and tight, but still totally in the pocket with a manic, fist-pumping groove. And the song-writing is amazingly catchy, whether you're talking about the blistering Circle Jerks-esque changes on "Dick in the Dirt" or the overt catchiness of tracks like "Scene Sucker," which is like a slightly tougher version of Government Warning or Career Suicide at their very best. If you like hardcore, you need to get this LP right now because this LP is hardcore. Highest possible recommendation.
Tags: 10s cleveland hardcore recommended