Hellnation

Fucked Up Mess

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Yet another collection of brief, ear-splitting tunes from extreme metal's answer to sudden death overtime, Hellnation, Fucked Up Mess plays like the soundtrack to a highlight real of car accidents played in fast motion. Before the horror of a crushed coupe resting underneath the front end of a Freuhauf can be completely absorbed, listeners are forced to witness the sonic equivalent of a speeding motorcyclist rearranging a pickup's quarter panel with his helmet. Even professional wrestling fans will require surgical reductions of their attention span before attempting a complete listen of this (or any) offering from the difficult, yet interesting Hellnation. How does this record differ from the other entries in the Hellnation oeuvre? Well, the screams are indecipherable and fierce, the drums and guitars are excessively fast and noisy and the songs have practically no distinguishing elements. In other words, Fucked Up Mess offers nothing new to Hellnation enthusiasts. But it's hard to imagine that fans of this music would want anything else.

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