Scissorfight

Jaggernaut

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New Hampshire's Scissorfight sound like the Georgia Satellites, Slayer, and the Dead Kennedys being squeezed through a garlic press. Brutal and relentless, their penchant for sleazy song titles ("Balls Deep") and thick blues riffs owes as much to Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath as it does Southern-fried rock, but there's a swift undercurrent of literate classic punk in the vein of the Descendants that keeps the quartet a cut above novelty. That said, Jaggernaut is first and foremost a boogie rock sleazefest meant to be played at the loudest volume possible, and whiplash rockers like "Victory Over Horseshit," "86 Sucker," and "Appalachian Chain" don't disappoint -- even the cheap Danzig knockoff "Metal Mother" grooves. At the very least, fans of Prong, the Exploited, and the Kings of Leon finally have a reason to hang out in the same room.

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