Album Review – Weekend Nachos – ‘Still’

Weekend Nachos released Still on November 11, 2013 via Relapse RecordsStill is the band’s third release and if I had to sum this album up in one word, it would be awesome. Weekend Nachos pulls off what has been dead since the days of 80’s punk/thrash.

With almost every track less than two minutes long, Still is the punkish, metal-ish, thrash-ish album that frequenters of the old Zipperhead store in Philadelphia pined for back in the day. There is screaming, feedback intros and even a little growling.

This type of thrash is called ‘cross-over thrash’ these days. I always thought it was just thrash/punk/skater music, however, I guess everything needs to be labeled properly these days.

One of the longest tracks on the album, ‘Watch You Suffer,’ is a grimy, dirty, hardcore beast that makes a person want to mosh around a bonfire. Well, this person at least. It has guitar slides and a lot of angry yelling (which is always a plus). This is an awesome song with a killer breakdown about a minute and a half into the song.

Another truly great track on this album is ‘You’re Not Punk.’ There is no way to understand what the vocalist is singing (or screaming about) but the one thing that is audible is ‘You’re Not Punk.’ Ha! This is the shortest song on the album, but it packs a punch.

Weekend Nachos has a huge “sick of it all” thing going on and it is spectacular. They are a little more scream and a lot less singing, but they pull it off well. Hopefully, this album can get the old genre of kick-ass thrash metal back in the game.

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