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Slapshot – Greatest Hits, Slashes & Crosschecks – CD Review

Sometimes simple is just good. Such is the case with old school Hardcore. One band that vehemently, and successfully, adheres to this principle is Slapshot. Their 2003 opus, “Greatest Hits, Slashes & Crosschecks” [Bridge Nine Records], is a stomping, spitting, kick-in-the-face slab of early style Hardcore.

Clean vocal yells, pounding rhythms, and churning guitar leads are the basic rule here. It's a style that calls to mind bands such as Agnostic Front, Minor Threat, and Sick Of It All. And Slapshot does it well.

Songs of note include the abusive punch of “Say Goodbye,” “I've Had Enough,” the new cut “Crossover,” “In Your Face,” and “No Friends Of Mine.” This collection of Slapshot classics (plus two new cuts) is a must for any Hardcore/Punk Rock fan.

Overall, Slapshot has created a solid release in “Greatest Hits, Slashes & Crosschecks.” The proof is in the pummeling. Stay savage. Farewell.

Related Bands: Agnostic Front, Minor Threat, Sick Of It All, Madball, Downset, H2O, Hoods, Ramallah, Terror, Atreyu, Dropkick Murphys, Dwarves, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION. Peace.

Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net
Copyright 2003.
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.

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