|Review: Vermefug - Wet Nightmare|
Label: Old Metal Records
Year released: 2009
Genre: Thrash Metal
Review online: May 19, 2010
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Rated 3/5 (60%) (5 Votes)
It didn't take more than a couple spins to get a clear picture of what Vermefug are about. The punk-style logo notwithstanding, Wet Nightmare is old school Thrash hybridized with mis-80s Crossover. Think Killing is My Business from Megadeth mixed with D.R.I. and you'll have a good idea of what Vermefug sound like.
Wet Nightmare is intentionally sloppy sounding, like the band just let it rep in their practice space. The production is actually good, so as unfocused as the performances sound, you can at least hear all the mayhem. Vocalist "Metal Thrashing" Matt brings a snotty (snottier?) Mustaine-type delivery and the rest of the band thrash away around him. There aren't any real standout tracks as one song blurs into the next, but with titles like "Raped by Satan" and "Chick on a Stick" it is obvious the band doesn't take themselves too seriously. That is probably the biggest plus to Wet Nightmare; it is supposed to be fun and Vermefug embrace the silliness.
I have to admit, Wet Nightmare doesn't really do much for me. Killing is My Business is not my favorite Megadeth record and Crossover was never my cup of tea. I'm also not much of a fan of gross-for-the-sake-of-it lyrics, but taken in the spirit of jest, I can certainly understand what Vermefug are trying to accomplish. If Thrash mixed with Crossover sounds good to you, pick up Wet Nightmare. Oh, yeah, I DO like the cover of Weird Al Yankovic's "Dare to be Stupid." Now that's funny.
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