Friday, February 8, 2013


New demo tape from NS Mayhem. Originally I thought the name stood for 'North Sydney Mayhem' but I've since heard that it either stands for 'Newcastle Sydney Mayhem', or something along the lines of 'Noble Savage Mayhem'. I think it's somewhat of an in joke. I also originally expected this to sound like some gruff NYHC from the mid 80's ala a similar namesake. Elements of that sound certainly exist, but really what you get here is a stark Boston '82 sound in the realm of early SSD and the like. A bunch of great, well written songs. Pity that the absolute dog piss recording really drains the bulk of the power here. Bet they're good live.

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