For Those About to Squawk: Waldo's Pecks of the Week

What’s up? Getting spring fever? I know I am. Your boy Waldo here pecking out all the new metal releases, so let’s fly right into it, shall we? WARBEAST's Destroy: wow, this thing is old-school brutal thrash. I mean, that’s all I can say about it. Featuring Bruce Corbitt from Rigor Mortis, one can easily draw parallels to RM, but the fact remains this thing is good. This is no trend-jumping, retro party, thrash revival thing; just tough-ass old-school thrash. Produced and released by Phil Anselmo on Housecore Records, my one complaint would be that the drums sound a little too processed, but everything else has life and rips. Do yourself a favor and go beaking get this. This does indeed destroy. 8 Fucking Pecks.

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES. This is called 13 and is a horrible piece of crap. I mean, really, who needs another ST record? And another crappy one at that? I mean the “single” from this is called “Cyco Style,” and you can imagine the poetry of the lyrics that Muir can conjure up on that track. Fuck this. 1 Fucking Peck.

Hippo

Slightly better than the previous record I reviewed, Second Coming by STRYPER (the hottest chicks in metal) is coming out. Ah, who am I kidding? This is watered-down hard rock at best. It just sucks; hopefully Jesus WILL come back and tell these pansies to cut it the peck out. Keep praying, guys--maybe god will answer your prayers and you may actually release a good record, but I doubt it. 1 Fucking Peck.

Spanish deathsters WORMED (What does that mean anyway? Are they taking worms out of you? Are they putting worms in you? I’m so confused...) are releasing Exodromos on Willowtip, and it’s tech, it’s brootal, there are lyrical themes about space and psychosis and science. This is Wormed, no doubt: heavy as hell, and so technical at times that one needs a road map to really get what’s going on. That’s where Wormed excel, though; the technicality is seamless, actually, and the production here gives this thing a little bite. The drums sound a bit like a drum machine, but if you can get over that, you’ll dig this. Wormed have a unique sound and aren't for everybody, but it’s heavy, it’s mean, it’s death metal and, if you like that, you’ll love this. 6 Fucking Pecks.

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