Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Wargasm: Boston's Thrash Legend

Wargasm is one of the great unsung heroes of the East Coast thrash scene along with Maryland’s Tension, Virginia Beach’s At War and maybe New Jersey’s Whiplash.

Wargasm’s 1988 album Why Play Around? was ugly, aggressive and catchy as hell, filled with bludgeoning rhythms, crunchy mid-section riffs and classic chant-along vocals like “He wound up/ knee-deep/ knee-deep in blood” (”Revenge”). Alas, the band broke up after its 1995 EP Fireball and only reunited in 2004 for a single benefit show. So, anyone interested in the history of early thrash would probably be interested in checking it out. Read new Wargasm interview.