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Moshpit Murder
December 2004
Released: 2004, Arctic
Rating: 2.0/5
Reviewer: JP

Year-end wrap-up: Each of the last few years to wrap up the year I have picked a theme for my reviews for December. This year due to the overwhelming number of CD’s that deserve exposure, recognition and commentary I am going to resort to quantity over quality. I usually try to give as much attention to each CD with extensive commentary however this month’s reviews (perhaps unfortunately) will be short and sweet and much more in the style of traditional magazine reviews where space restrictions are an important factor. (ie. Less detail) I apologize in advance to readers who expect much more detailed reviews. Please check the reviews archives as many of my colleagues have written excellent detailed commentary of many of these CD’s. I hope the large number of quick comments will help guide you making some of those important year-end CD purchase decisions. Happy Holidays and see you in January. JP

Malevolent Creations alter-ego is back with a short live album from 2000 and a demo from 1996. The packaging is pretty stripped own but includes a very good detailed history of the band which is very enlightening. The cover art is just bad, the sound is pretty raw, I’d say this is a treat for the diehard fans and not the best introduction to the band. I fall more in the Malevolent Creation camp as Hateplow even though it’s the same guys, have injected more punk, grind, politics and humour which isn’t to my taste as much. Still I’m glad they use Hateplow to get it out of their system and don’t taint MC with the goofiness like ‘Anally Annie’, ‘Prison Bitch’ and ‘$20 Blow Job’. The sound on the live part is pretty raw but does capture the energy of a small club gig opening for S.O.D. “Moshpit Murder’ is a decent curio encapsulating the bands sporadic output over their first decade, more or less, but they are just not my band. Fans of Hateplow should bump my grade up a mark or two.
Track Listing

1. Crackdown
2. Everybody Dies
3. The Only Law Is Survival
4. Traitor
5. FTM
6. Prison Bitch
7. Without Weapons
8. Stalker/Born with Both
9. In The Ditch

1996 Demo

1. $20 Blow Job
2. Anally Annie
3. Ante Up
4. Born with Both
5. Everybody Dies
6. In The Ditch
7. Addiction
8. Stalker
9. The Gift Giver
10. Payback (’99 demo)


Kyle Symons-Vocals
Phil Fasciana-Guitar
Rob Barrett-Guitar
Doug Humlack-Bass
Dave Culcross-Drums



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