Bombardment The Sound of War cassette tape
Silver cassette with imprinted labels and double-panel double-sided j-card in colorless jewel case in shrink wrap, fold-out j-card with pics and lyrics in English, run of 100 copies
Bombardment are from Storvreta, Sweden, and the band’s debut, The Sound of War, features an apt array of artillery-strength d-beat and high-explosive raw punk. You can’t miss the echo of Why? or Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing here. But Bombardment aren’t trying to hide their influences. In fact, they’re succinctly summed up on Bombardment’s Facebook page: “Band Interests – d-Beat. Personal Interests – more d-beat”. And an avalanche of deafening d-beat is exactly what you get.
The Sound of War tracks like “War on Humans”, “Warmonger”, and “Electromagnetic Pulse” are blunt ‘n’ barbaric broadsides that sound like they could have been recorded in 1982. And songs like “Organic Weaponry”, “No Winners” and “War on Love” are bolstered by the healthy reserves of the hardcore ammunition stacked in Bombardment’s musical armory. The Sound of War is due for release via New Mexico label Blown Out Media, who have a knack for sourcing red-raw recordings that reject fussy adornments in favor of unfiltered and unrefined noise. The Sound of War definitely falls into that category. The album’s gouging riffs, barking vocals, and battering bass and drums rain down like a mortar barrage. It’s all decimating d-beat fit for diehards and novices alike.
-In Crust We Trust, Volume 16
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