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Maximum Rocknroll #432 review:
Mutant Scum - Mutant Scum 12" LP

Ambient tribal drums start this LP off, before breaking into galloping hard rock rhythms that channel HIGH ON FIRE, DAMAD, early COC, and Connecticut crust-core slayers REACT, with a fine combination of southern blues guitar and death metal. The vocals are grimacing, strained, and well in key. A mid-paced guttural banger that, from aesthetics, I expected to be way more goregrind thrash. This LP has catchy diminutive chords, straightforward punk-tinged heavy metal, and excellent dense production. I’m quite impressed. Songs about wizards, sewers, creatively metaphoric environmental messages, and our subsequent mutations from its demise. Cool ’80s toxic horror cover art – this version of the vinyl is green, but like opaque Ninja Turtle green, a vinyl color I had yet to see. (JR)


Mutant Scum – Mutant Scum 12″ LP

Sludgy metallic punk played by mutant-human hybrids spawned from the Brooklyn sewers. Radioactive slime green color vinyl, plus full color gatefold jacket and download code.