Top Bar
Musique Machine Logo Home ButtonReviews ButtonArticles ButtonBand Specials ButtonAbout Us Button
SearchGo Down
Search for  
With search mode in section(s)
And sort the results by
show articles written by  
 Review archive:  # a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Weekend Nachos - Still [Relapse - 2013]

Relapse presents the 4th studio album from the hardcore juggernaut known as Weekend Nachos. Hailing for Chi-town, this long-running quartet has been weaving the powerviolence, fastcore, hardcore/punk thread for a near decade now. It’s no surprise really. Coming from an area that spawned such acts as: Charles Bronson, MK Ultra, Kungfu Rick, and Hewhocorrupts, they had much fertile ground to cull from. Over the years they’ve honed their sound, tightened things up, become more nuanced, yet have retained their viciousness.

Still offers twelve ragers in little over 20 minutes. Sonically, think a modern iteration of Charles Bronson meets His Hero is Gone, of course with clean, beefier production that Relapse brings. You know the deal - a caustic mixture of playing fast as fuck, colliding with hardcore breakdowns, sludge metal interludes, and occasional gang vocals thrown in for good measure.


It’s no holds barred right out the gates with the 45 second opening track, “Sickened No More.” Played with blazing speed, pissed as fuck vocals, and strong drumming, it’s on! The next couple tracks, slows things down ever so slightly with chunkier, more metallic offerings “No Idols and No Heroes” and “S.C.A.B.” The album’s second longest track, “Watch You Suffer” starts off fast and vicious only to dive into thick ass sludge metal. The fact that they can so seamless alternate between fast and sludgier, slower tracks is to their credit. “You’re Not Punk” is another pissed litte track (under a minute) pointing fingers at the faux punks that go to shows just to talk shit. The penultimate track “Broken Mirror” adds some almost shoe-gazey guitar weaving in the backdrop.


This album is very reminiscent to an album I reviewed earlier this year, Dead in the Dirt’s “The Blind Hole,” which isn’t a surprise as Andy Nelson (of Weekend Nachos) produced it. I liked that album and I also very much enjoyed Still. Even as my interest in hardcore has ebbed and flowed over the years, it’s album’s like Still that keep me interested and checking in to see what the contemporary hardcore/punk scene has to offer.

Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5

Hal Harmon
Latest Reviews

Weekend Nachos - Still
Relapse presents the 4th studio album from the hardcore juggernaut known as Weekend Nachos. Hailing for Chi-town, this long-running quartet has been weaving ...
130919   Tissa Mawartyassari & Cronaca...
130919   Akio Jissoji: The Buddhist Tr...
130919   Devils Of Darkness - Devils O...
120919   Uniform & The Body - Everythi...
110919   The Hills Have Eyes Part II -...
110919   Todd Anderson-Kunert - Conje...
110919   BROKEN_CANYON - Drain
100919   Mascara - Mascara(Blu Ray & DVD)
100919   The New Blockaders - Live At ...
100919   Joli - Alone In The World
Latest Articles

The Early Years Of Allerseelen - ...
For over 30 years Allerseelen has stood as one of the most innovative, genre-eccentric and creative projects within the European experimental & post-indu...
040919   The Early Years Of Allerseele...
240819   Leyland James Kirby (The Care...
060819   Stevan Mena - A Cut Above The...
280619   Michael Ridge - From Tools O...
250619   Merzbow/ Merzbow & Balazs Pan...
110619   Elsewhere Music label intervi...
170419   Damien De Coene - Pedal Chai...
120419   Raison D'Etre, Desiderii Marg...
290319   She Spread Sorrow - Who are y...
190319   Stephen Thrower - Harvesting...
Go Up
(c) Musique Machine 2001 -2017. Celebrating 16 years of true independence!! Mail Us at questions=at=musiquemachine=dot=comBottom