Joel Leavitt, contributor
Chicago’s Oozing Wound has been labelled by several popular critics as “thrash metal.” Supposedly bits and pieces of their heavy predecessors combine to create their sound. Well, guess what popular music reviewers? Oozing Wound is laughing in your faces. They are playing loud and fast fucking music, creating a sound all their own.
Lyrically they seem pertinent to current times, touching on subjects like greed, death and (I think) the general shitty state of global affairs on title track “Earth Suck.” Their sounds range from the metal stoner shit found on the opening track (Going Through the Motions Til I Die) to straight thrash (see “Bury Me With My Money”).
If I was to label them, it would be something like “kick ass motherfuckers!” That’s the only categorization necessary. But what do I know? I had a Fiona Apple CD at one point in time.
Rating: 10 out of 12 cans of PBR!