Venomous Concept / Retroactive Abortion
Album: Retroactive Abortion   Collection:General
Artist:Venomous Concept   Added:Aug 2004
Label:Ipecac Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-23 Pull Date: 2004-10-25 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Oct 10 Sep 26 Sep 19 Sep 5 Aug 29
Airplays: 2 2 2 2 5

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 18, 2010: Bloodstains Across Atherton-Pointless Thread About Stuffing
Idiot Parade
4. Oct 07, 2004: Popular Enough To Be Different
2. Jan 27, 2005: Baptism of Solitude (Best of 2004 metal/hardcore/punk)
5. Sep 24, 2004: Bloodstains Across Atherton
3. Oct 08, 2004: Baptism of Solitude
6. Sep 22, 2004: Baptism of Civility

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-08-23
Old school noisy speedy grindcore with a handful of tracks that are hardcore. There are some sounds of Discharge, some old Napalm Death, some Brutal Truth, some Gauze, some punk, some hardcore and lots of anger and politics. This is a super group comprised of Buzz (Melvins, Fantomas), Kevin Sharp (Brutal Truth), Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Brujeria), and Danny Herrera (Napalm Death). Oscar from Nausea helps out with some vocals. The thing that really stands out for me are the vocals. Kevin Sharp’s vocals are brutal yet understandable.
**1. Straight forward with big low end. Ends with nice repetitive pummeling.
2. Short and straight forward with some call and response vocals.
**3. Slow beginning with discordant guitar and brutal vocals. Rips into fast Swedish sounding hardcore. Odd clean backing vocals during the chorus.
4. Simple hardcore punk sound. Catchy second half.
5. Noisier medium paced head banger.
6. Short. Noisy intro into blistering fast grind.
7. More melodic, drums somewhat annoying as are the vocals during the chorus. The melodic guitar is nice.
**8. Straight ahead speedy track.
9. Hardcore with fast vocals. FCCs.
10. Sounds like Discharge.
**11. Great thrash hardcore track.
12. Raw punk sound.
14. Simple hardcore.
**15. Speedy hardcore with some dbeat influences. This track actually has a breakdown.
16. Odd rock-n-roll sound.
Good stuff. -mph

Track Listing
1. Weirdo   9. Hard on
2. Oink!   10. Group Hug
3. Rhetoric   11. Anti-Social
4. I Said It Before   12. Run Around
5. Freakbird   13. Smash
6. Infest   14. Monkey See - Monkey Beat
7. Life's Fine   15. Total Recall
8. Idiot Parade   16. Braincrash