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
0:30 Spotify
2
0:27 Spotify
3
0:46 Spotify
4
0:43 Spotify
5
0:21 Spotify
6
1:40 Spotify
7
0:49 Spotify
8
0:28 Spotify
9
0:27 Spotify
10
0:55 Spotify
11
0:29 Spotify
12
1:16 Spotify
13
0:42 Spotify
14
0:37 Spotify
15
0:54 Spotify
16
0:55 Spotify
17
0:23 Spotify
18
0:33 Spotify
19
0:22 Spotify
20
1:50 Spotify
21
0:30 Spotify
22
1:07 Spotify
23
0:27 Spotify
24
0:38 Spotify
25
0:14 Spotify
26
0:23 Spotify
27 0:19 Spotify
28
0:34 Spotify
29 1:23 Spotify
30
1:04 Spotify
31
1:05 Spotify
32
1:44 Spotify
33
1:02 Spotify
34 0:59 Spotify
35
1:03 Spotify
36 2:02 Spotify
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