Thursday, December 4, 2008

Hellshock Vs. Effigy

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.



11 comments:

TMM said...

I appreciate it Aesop.

NICKTHRONE said...

check out their demo "Ghosts of the Past" if you haven't already

jesse said...

Killer....unfortunately Effigy splitted up. Matsuda (bass) said there is a new band in the works though!

nickabe57 said...

Fuck! Yes!

SvartStøy said...

best song on the split is the Poison Idea cover.

Aesop said...

I favor "Generals Die In The Bed" the title, the riffs.

vugelnox said...

The only Hellshock release I have is Shadows Of The Afterworld which is nearly unfuckwithable. Effigy I've never heard. Most appreciated Aesop!

chrisc said...

Hellshock are the winners for me too,but Effigy are definitely worthy contenders.

skullgrid said...

very nice.

Van Damned said...

Hey Aesop, what year did this come out?

Aesop said...

No release date on the CD, but both bands recorded their share in 2003.