In a time when dinosaurs walked the earth, Metallica played thrash, Slayer wore make-up and D.R.I was a name that someone under 30 actually recognised. That time, boys and girls, was my teens, and it was a different world altogether.
British combo SSS bring that world back to life on ‘Short Sharp Shock’. In their world, there never was a Limp Bizkit, a Linkin Park, an Evanescence and sure as fuck no EMO.
The only thing there is to whine about is the cruelty of capitalism and the fucked up system, not that your girlfriend kissed the equally miserable hippie next door. And the way to fight the system is to shove a fistful of punk-metal in their faces and curse them to hell.
SSS is a burst of old-school thrash. It has that hint of punk that gives it a special energy (not too much punk for me, please). They’re not the tightest bunch, but that never was the intention (they haven’t reached the ‘…and Justice for All’ stage yet…), but they sure as hell make an old geezer like me smile and tap my foot like a spastic.
Recommended for fans of the eighties and high energy levels.