22 October 2012


Many FOTE have sent me cassettes to share, but few have languished for as long as this piece of work from Sugarland, Texas (20 miles out of Houston, this is a town that has more in common culturally with it's nearest neighbor of note, Missouri City). HELLGASM are a total trainwreck of blistering riffs, howling and snarled vocals and awkwardly distorted guitars. While some metalcrust and noise punk bands take their edgier cues from heavy metal and crossover stench core acts, HELLGASM seem to look only in the direction of G.I.S.M. - but please remember that they are looking from Texas, and that is a really long way from Tokyo. This shit sounds like the cover looks...and you should see what the envelope looked like. 

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