Trash Talk - Trash Talk
Record Label: Trash Talk Collective
Release Date: July 22, 2008
What you are about to hear may shock and disturb you. This is not for the faint of heart. This is not for the weak. This is Trash Talk and their debut album put out on their own imprint, Trash Talk Collective. This is pure. This is nothing, but a chaotic mess that after listening one will wonder if they have any energy left to continue on with their lives. As I said, this is something that was not built but for the most extreme of people. The ones who want the world to burn and to see anarchy run rampant. But if you are this kind of person, welcome to your new favorite band.
Trash Talk’s debut album, though their 6th musical endeavor, is by far the most chaotic release of the year. This is brought on by a full onslaught of thrash in the vein of bands like The Locust and Cryptic Slaughter, having brute, discordant riffs and spastic dual vocals. All these things combined equal me not having ear drums left, and I am a better person for it.
The album begins and ends very slowly, which for a band like Trash Talk, this is certainly a departure. Opening with a haunting bass line, “The Hand That Feeds” quickly transitions into the swarming guitars and just a hint of the pure disarray that is to come for the rest of the album. The album continues on in a fury of impassioned, dark trash that never gets old because you only listen to it for about a minute at a time (the entire album clocks in at just over 14 minutes).
The tracks that are under a minute are the songs that Trash Talk really shine the most. “Birth Plague Die” and “Shame” are the stand out tracks of this category, implementing pure havoc on the listener. The music along with the lyrics are both unrelenting and unforgiving. In “Well of Souls”, they instruct one to “burn me, suck me, stab me, fuck me”. These and other lyrics throughout the record really show that this band has no regrets or remorse and would rather just see turmoil. Which in the case of this album, the more turmoil, the better.
The burst onto the scene in 2005 and have not stopped since. While this is only their first full length, you can easily tell that Trash Talk means business and has no time for excuses. You want raw? You want disorder? You want one of the most punishing records of this year? Enter Trash Talk.