Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Some Love for EG

This great review of the Eating Glass 7" just came out in the new issue of Exclaim:

"Feed Them…To The Vultures is everything modern hardcore should be: blunt, chaotic, full of mosh-inducing breakdowns and excessive to the point of ridiculousness. Second only to Cryptic Slaughter’s 1986 debut, Convicted, this is easily the most over-the-top chunk of caterwauling/pterodactyl vocals, Napalm Death-worthy, trouncing beats and guitar riffs that aren’t sure if they want to be thrash or punk since. In essence, it is definitive crossover; it has a constant internal conflict, bandying between the two genres and thereby producing some truly expedient, hostile and destructive tunes in the process. That is, when it doesn’t seem on the verge of total collapse, which it frequently threatens. If great art is the direct result of insanity, Eating Glass needed to be locked up before they were born." (Keith Carman)

1 comment:

equalizingxdistort said...

The MRR review is just in and they write in their August 2009 edition

A well paced record that displays a relentless, not-so-friendly buzzsaw guitar distortion as well as a helathy breadth of hardcore range. From song to song - and evene riff to riff - EATING GLASS really held my attention, employing tempo changes with ferocity to develop great songs and a solid sound. They nicely merge chop beats and youth crew flair into punk-as-fuck territory as they confidently stagger across seven inches of tourquoise vinyl hardcore. they thank Chris Colohon on the insert and I would not be shocked if the SWARM was on heavy rotation during these guys formative approach to this band / release. Not to say this is anywhere near the debilitating quality the SWARM exemplified in their day, but it's a good record and the kind I like to see on No Idea. Var has a knack for good music, and heavier /hardcore records tend to be gems in my book. (RM)