Everything about this is just fucking ace! It’s got Kurt from crossover Kings D.R.I fronting the band, their Facebook page has a chick with massive boobs brandishing two massive machine guns and the first song on the album is called “100 Beers With A Zombie”. What is there not to like about this? You can forget your Municipal Waste’s and the rest of that modern crossover thrash stuff because, regardless of how good that stuff is, anything called Pasadena Napalm Division is instantly going to be so much better!
Of course, part of that is down to the fact that there is no doubting who it is fronting this band. This is a man responsible for crossover classics like Thrashard and Suit And Tie Guy and, from the moment he bellows “South of Houston, the place to be…”, you know this is going to fucking rule. Songs about alcohol, zombies and bearded lady killers, what more could you want from a record?
Well, it’s all wrapped in a delicious coat of superfast hardcore crossover thrash built for manic circle-pits and lots of neck-wrecking moshing. In fact, if you’re not begging for live shows by the time the album reaches “All Of A Sudden Dead” then there is something clearly wrong with your thrashometer. The best part about it though, is that through all that stuff about eating the dead and zombies, it’s all done with tongue rammed firmly in cheek as the brilliantly mental “Spell It Out” shows.
So, whether you’re a drunk, a skater, a thrasher, a punk, a metaller, or a hardcore kid, Pasadena Napalm Division is a band and an album that will press every single one of your buttons. You can mosh to it, you can slam to it, you can skate to it, you can thrash to it. It’s basically a dirty, sweaty, skater-thrash hardcore punk rock orgy. I don’t need to spell it out, do I?
01. 100 Beers With A Zombie
02. Bleached Blonde Despair
03. Cemetary Mass
04. Don’t Care
07. My Own Little God
08. Murder The Bearded Lady Killer
09. Non Ti Amo
10. Spell It Out
11. All Of A Sudden
12. Terror Cell
13. Speaking In Tongues
Run Time: 39:46
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Check out the song “100 Beers With A Zombie”