Hard To Swallow – self-titled LP
The mid 1990s havyweights from Nottingham. No disrespect to the later lineup that recorded the album Protected By The Ejaculation Of Serpents of 1998, but it was all about the first demo recording of ’95 – the tracks that ended up spread amongst the early split 7″ records and compilation appearances. Which is what this 2019 release mainly consists of: twelve tracks of prime Hard To Swallow. A stomping whirlwind of Extreme Noise Terror dual vocals with wild Kyuss-style stoner-rock breakdowns (mental jazzy basslines!) interspaced with ferocious Neanderthal-style power violence. Yeah, I could run through the long list of connected bands… but do your own fucking homework.