Hellnation

Thrash Wave

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Hellnation's 2002 offering, Thrash Wave, combines 36 sonic blasts of uniquely indistinguishable racket culled from the group's "best" EP and compilation entries. As is the case with every Hellnation disc, one slice of utter white noise follows another until it all mercifully comes to an end. The bona fide epic closer "Get Back" caps things off with a marathon running time of 2:02 -- that's over a minute longer than the average Hellnation "song." There are no highlights, and there are no soft spots. There's just a parade of relentless blows to the inner ear meant to punish listeners. The great thing about bands like Hellnation is their forceful challenge to anyone bold enough to sit through one of their recordings. This experience can inspire some interesting questions about the value of expression presented so fundamentally. It's theory in practice. How each listener responds to such an exercise exposes more about their own beliefs than those of Hellnation. For 15 bucks, that's more personal insight than you can get from just about any self-help program. Not a bad deal.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
00:30 Spotify
2
00:27 Spotify
3
00:46 Spotify
4
00:43 Spotify
5
00:21 Spotify
6
01:40 Spotify
7
00:49 Spotify
8
00:28 Spotify
9
00:27 Spotify
10
00:55 Spotify
11
00:29 Spotify
12
01:16 Spotify
13
00:42 Spotify
14
00:37 Spotify
15
00:54 Spotify
16
00:55 Spotify
17
00:23 Spotify
18
00:33 Spotify
19
00:22 Spotify
20
01:50 Spotify
21
00:30 Spotify
22
01:07 Spotify
23
00:27 Spotify
24
00:38 Spotify
25
00:14 Spotify
26
00:23 Spotify
27 00:19 Spotify
28
00:34 Spotify
29 01:23 Spotify
30
01:04 Spotify
31
01:05 Spotify
32
01:44 Spotify
33
01:02 Spotify
34 00:59 Spotify
35
01:03 Spotify
36 02:02 Spotify
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