This heavyweight bout features two of the finest active crust bands in the world. In one corner we have Hellshock, hailing from Portland, Oregon. In the opposing corner from Takematsu, Japan, Effigy. These bands obviously honed their sparring skills over well-worn copies of Arise!, Rise of the Serpent Men, and In Battle There Is No Law. Both Hellshock and Effigy are worthwhile and crushing, but a winner must be declared. I got to give it to Hellshock, but only by a hair. Almost a draw.
By the way, if you want more Effigy go to our friend In Green Mountain Hell, and check out the extensive post on them.