Adrenicide – War Begs No Mercy
Label: Slaney Records
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of crossover. It’s even less of a secret that I’m all about the greatest U.K. band that you’ve never heard: Adrenicide. How awesome are they? Well, let’s just say that there has been a huge spike in A.A. enrollment since these hardcore thrashards signed with Slaney Records.
War Begs No Mercy is exactly what you think it should be; a head first dive into a trillion gallon tankard of the cheapest swill you can get your gubby little paws on… with sharks! Founders Neil and Nuno tear up the frontlines with their dual attack of punky vocals and thrashing riffs, tearing through instant classics like Zombie Nation (which I initially thought was about the NES or Naked Zombie Sean Connery version) and Two Minute Warning! Drummer Blake Macready (how often do The Thing jokes pop up with him around?) blazes through War Begs No Mercy and is and oh so welcome addition to the line-up (since I didn‘t get to sample his talents in Kill), as is bestial bassist Rod Holdstock.
Time for a little bit of a downer; the lack of variation kind of wears on you if you’re not ready for it. And for some reason I wasn’t, even though their other releases are pretty much of the same formula. Other than that, there isn’t much that you can’t enjoy. War Begs No Mercy, begs no mercy!
Overall: Classic crossover with all of the aggression and in-your-face interface you can’t handle! Easily the best of a dying genre.