03 May 2011

AVOID


This is a hard thing that I do. Make no mistake, I enjoy it, but my desire to please and entertain so many people from so many places and backgrounds with such different tastes and interests makes my endeavor  both challenging and frustrating. While I know more or less what genres will result in mass downloads and (silent) accolades, I also strive to expose the casual follower to something unique, something interesting, and perhaps something that they have never heard before. Enter: AVOID. Light years from the DIY punk subgenres that make up the vast majority of Terminal Escape posts, AVOID unleash bizarrely intelligent neanderthal thrash metal on unsuspecting ears, all high pitched and childish  in the most brilliant way imaginable. Liberal doses of SLAYER and MEGADETH went into the earholes of this Wyoming trio, which must have gone nicely with the indulgent doses of beer that went into their gullets. But more than a curious underground metal discovery (and one from fukking Wyoming, a point that should not be overlooked or understated), AVOID are bad ass DIY thrash from a time when the metal and punk worlds started to collide in the interest of playing fast and getting wasted (it could easily be argued that punk simply succumbed to the mostly apolitical and relatively mainstream morals and ethics exhibited by the metal community, but that is a discussion and debate best held in a different forum - perhaps a forum with free alcohol). Did I mention that AVOID were from Rock Springs, Wyoming? In 1988, thrash metal was king, and these dudes must have been royalty in their town - this is awesome, and I highly suggest you burn a few brain cells today.






5 comments:

Bryn said...

Thanks for sharing!

DaveScattered said...

This is awesome... thanks. Also unrelated, I wanted to ask if you have/could post the Human Beans No Noise Reduction Demo. I have it and tried to listen today and discovered that the ribbon snapped.

SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENTS said...

got my hopes up thought for a secound you were lucky enough to have the 2nd demo from the uk avoid but it's metal my brother would have liked this one

Lo-Res Viscera said...

Man... this is right up my alley - your posts usually are - thanks for turning me on to this!

Unknown said...

i had been thinking about the work that goes into this. you are a VERY generous/thoughtful blogger (everything already genre-fied, region-tagged, cover arted, etc) and your spectrum spanning and personalizing of reviews mean a lot to me. thanks