Time To Kill – Ashes To Ashes

TIME TO KILL – ASHES TO ASHES

Released on December 21, 2012 (independent)

 

ashestoashes

 

Honestly, I thought this kind of poverty metal died in the early part of the 2000’s due to malnourishment. Edgy and tough, at least in theory, it wants to bridge the gap between Alice In Chains-style grunge and Overkill-style thrash using punk attitude as the building material, as if such a bridge is even necessary. What results is a really thin and garagey sound (not helped by the basement level production quality) that lacks heft or chops. The music sort of snarls along at a mid-pace like really aenemic Paw or *really* drunk Biohazard without all the integrity (and hip-hop-isms). Vocals try but have nothing to back them up and the songs are generally pretty stupid. “99 Bottles” sounds ridiculous until you get to the 58 second punk bash-out “Chocolate Covered Bacon” which makes the prior track seem somehow thoughtful by comparison. How I ever stumble across this nonsense is beyond even me.

 

PRO-1, VOC-0, MUS-0, SNG-0, MISC-0

ALBUM RATING-1

 

TRACKS

  1. Intro
  2. Hour Glass
  3. Ashes To Ashes
  4. The Haunting
  5. No Where To Go
  6. City Streets
  7. 99 Bottles
  8. Chocolate Covered Bacon
  9. Time
  10. I’ve Got Nothing
  11. Chaos
  12. Sucker Punch
  13. Dismay

 

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