Lolita Storm

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G.F.S.U. Review

by MacKenzie Wilson

Following the footsteps of pioneering riot grrls is the German outfit Lolita Storm, and like the industrial female artists before them (Hanin Elias, Gina D'Orio), Lolita Storm strikes with a fiery vengeance -- a vengeance against corporate mainstream rock. Their debut album G.F.S.U. is a bold move featuring distorted rockabilly loops layered over drowning industrial breakbeats. They chant with sheer female intensity and the entire composition vibrates with thrashing dynamics. And considering the fact that labelmate and Digital Hardcore confidante Alec Empire (Atari Teenage Riot) mixed G.F.S.U., the pinch-hitting throws of metallic rock riffs are head on, making this one of the smartest power punk records to mimic the vividness of Killing Joke's earlier albums and a quick match to the rebellion exuded by Kathleen Hanna's former band, Bikini Kill.

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