Teenage Time Killers – Greatest Hits Vol 1

20 songs, 19 vocalists and zero fucks given, “supergroup” Teenage Time Killers’ ‘Greatest Hits Vol 1’ is both a paean to 80s hardcore and a middle finger to modern wannabes, with  and co blasting through a score of snotty punk grunts that will leave you battered, bloody and at times grinning like a rioting teenager. But with so much to choose from, it’s difficult to love every track and impossible to pick a favourite. Mood will forever dictate whether it’s the sunny West Coast punk of ‘Barrio’, the Probot-esque doom of ‘Power Outage’ or the metallic chug of ‘Clawhoof’ that gets your foot tapping and your fist clenching on any given day, and as such it almost seems unfair to single out individuals, but realistically the winners here are Corey Taylor, Matt Skiba, Randy Blythe, Mike Williams and Tarrie B Murphy. Inevitably flawed in places, but simultaneously glorious in others, and all delivered with undeniable passion, Greatest Hits Vol 1 is a trip down memory lane, albeit a dark and violent one on the wrong side of the tracks.

Teeneage Time Killers

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