I’ve been on about established acts too much recently – time to go back underground. Michigan’s Hellmouth remind me of Stampin’ Ground, insofar that for a crossover hardcore band, they thrash harder than nine-tenths of bands passing themselves off as thrash-acts. Nasty, brutish and short, like a sadistic dwarf uppercutting your balls, ‘Praying For Plague’ is two minutes of painful hate.
The band have sold out of their Demo 08 self-release, but they’re currently working on their debut album, Destroy Everything, Worship Nothing, which should be out on Ferret Music by the end of the year. In theirt own words, it’s “a fucking evil monster of an album”. It’s on my Christmas list already.