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Solstice – Solstice (1992)

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This is one that I picked up around the time it debuted mainly because of the label it was on.  Century Media Records was putting out some cool stuff like Iced Earth at the time so I thought I’d give this a shot.  Glad I did.  It’s a good cross between death and thrash metal without getting too over the top.  I guess they featured members of Cannibal Corpse, Demolition Hammer, Disincarnate, Divine Empire, Hateplow, Hellwitch, Malevolent Creation, Resurrection; none of which I have ever cared about in the least.

I really liked the drummer on this release.  Some really good footwork.

Overall this isn’t the greatest band to come from that Florida death/thrash scene but this album is certainly worth a listen.  It’s been out of print for quite some time.

Download it here.

Motorpsycho – Wrenched (1992)

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Sorry, this is not the Norwegian rockers, so carry on.

I found this in the same record store at James Madison University that drunken weekend that I visited Kelz.  1992.  I motorhpsychothink it was $1.  I figured I had nothing to lose by spending a buck.  Fortunately I got something enjoyable.  Motorpsycho hailed from somewhere in California and some of the Cali skate rock influence is to be heard in this, especially in the vocals.  I’ve listened to this album a lot over the years and it always takes me back to that fun weekend at JMU and also of good times of that following summer in my 82 Trans Am.

Now don’t get me wrong, this whole album isn’t great.  There’s some goofiness on here like Fuck It Up, which really is a tribute to the skate core influence.  Thunderhead…Drunktank is pretty weak as well.  The final track, not really a song, is Barstool Philosophy.  Not really interesting at all.

Overall this album gets a 3/5 if nothing else for carrying on the “Thrasher” spirit of SoCal.  Don’t Wait, Scarred for Life Some Kinda Friend are worth the price of the album alone, even if I had paid full price for it.  So if you’re into that old skate rock stuff like JFA, Los Olvidalos etc, you’ll like this, even if just a little bit.

Download it here.