Playing music is an act of nostalgia, as it is very difficult to be totally improvisational on the spot. The personal ear responds to certain melodies, themes and progressions that have passed on before. In a way, playing music is also like preserving history and placing it in the present tense. Moscow's Blood Pollution makes takes the lived in attitude and well worn musical landscape of thrash metal and boozy rock n' roll and lays down the grooves with love.
The five track EP crushes by very quickly, and brings along recollections of the history of heavy music that will endear it to many generations of fans. It sounds almost timeless, as its Motörhead heritage is respected by nearly every sub-genre and sub-culture in metal, traditional rock and punk. It isn't revolutionary or weighty, but it is full of vitality and life.
'Free For Decay' rings of NWOBHM and early thrash with its rolling riffs and kicking drums. The confidently titled 'Too Big For You' references the groove heavy 70's hard rock that filled stadiums while also paying homage to its phallocentric posturing. References to male sexual prowess and endowment are about as rock n' roll it gets anyway!
The title track is absolutely wonderful and best showcases the talents of the band. It is extremely enjoyable in a number of aspects, especially the excellent guitar playing that careens and slashes about with expert ear and dexterity.
The biggest gripe that folks may have is that the vocals seem a bit low in the mix, which is partially remedied by the gang shouts and the fact that said vocals are extremely effective and awesome. The band knows what they play and play it well.
There is little not to like here if a prospective listener and fan desires a bit of the humble old-school metal attitude in their lives. People have been playing music of this type for a long time, and they will keep playing it too.
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