|Review: Drunken Bastards/Rötten - Global Nuclearism|
Label: Metal Ör Die Records
Year released: 2009
Genre: Thrash Metal
Review online: April 12, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Rated 2.71/5 (54.29%) (7 Votes)
I have never been into split releases that much and this split, shared by Hungary’s Drünken Bastards and Mexico’s Rötten, pretty much strengthens my feelings.
Drünken Bastards sound like they are way more fun live than on record. I could even see myself paying to see them. Unfortunately the quality of this 5-track live recording isn’t much better than the poor quality live recordings I remember collecting during the tape-trading scene in the second half of 80’s.
The tequila and sweat-soaked Mexicans in Rötten make up a nearly 100% bullet-proof Punk/Hardcore act with some occasional Speed and Thrash Metal elements thrown in for a good measure. They sound like Lemmy & Co. in Motörhead if that band had one more, faster gear with the exception of a song called "Burn Them" which shows Rötten’s filthy and mean Speed/Thrash Metal side a bit better. The same issues that dog Drünken Bastards applies to Rötten in that they are obviously much more fun live than on any audio format.
In closing I can only say that if you haven’t heard Global Nuclearism, you are not missing anything essential or important.
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