"THE SHADOW OF GREED LP / CRUSADES 7"
SOUTHERN LORD RECORDS
Hailing from Hartford, Connecticut comes the Punk / Crust / Metal band OIL TANKER.
From start to finish that's exactly what it feels like. It feels like you are getting plowed over
by an OIL TANKER. The music is just a massive wall of spastic noisy Punk infused Metal
dowsed with Crust-core music. The band plays a very cool old school style of Punk that
reminds me of a lot of the Punk bands from the early 80's, especially the bands coming out
of the Washington, D.C. area. The vocals and music have a spastic back and forth sound that
compliment each other very well. The music is done in a raw, DIY style that reminds of the
old days, before the Internet when everyone was trading their DIY demos with each other.
The gritty crusty guitar sound is very driving and really pushes the bands sound. They have
a tinged Metal style to them, like when Punk & Metal where starting to merge together and
Punks & Metal heads could actually like the same bands and go to the same shows and get
along. Fans of killer bands like S.O.D., MINOR THREAT, BLACK FLAG,
DISCHARGE, D.R.I. old SUICIDAL TENDENCIES & AGNOSTIC FRONT will love
these guys! This is the bands first CD release that combines their "THE SHADOW OF
GREED" LP & "CRUSADES" 7" originally only available on vinyl. If this is what these
guys have to offer to start with I can't wait to hear their next release. I used to love bands
like this when I was growing up and I'm glad these guys are keeping this style alive. A must
have band in any collection!