Blast Worship: Skag

Where they from?
Their Bandcamp profile simply states “Ohio.” Being NFL Kickoff week and I guess I should make my Super Bowl prediction. It seems like there’s been a recent trend of non-favorites making the Big Game and even winning it, so I think I’m gonna steer clear of both the Bills and the Packers and say that it’s the Titans vs the 49ers with Tennessee edging them out 20-17.

Why the hype?
Is United States living through a goregrind renaissance? All signs point to “yes,” which means that Michelangelo and the rest of those ninja turtle motherfuckers can eat my shit. Over the past five years the U.S. has been churning out unit after unit of hyperblast gore-soaked mongoloids, each with worse cover art than the next. Skag are perhaps viewed best as an assimilation of all those bands best qualities: We got groove, we got hyperblasts, we got tech-death elements, but most importantly, we got samples from Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.

Latest Release?
Skag, self-released. I just want to take a minute here to appreciate the album art, which is Jim Carrey from the scene in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls where he wakes up from the poisonous guano darts that were shot into his neck. What a perfect encapsulation of where we are as a society, waking up from the collective trauma of the past five years having just experienced a fever dream that we were the female lead from Gone With the Wind. Such a beautiful metaphor. OK, back to gaming.