First impressions: this is loud. Very loud. So loud in fact that even with the volume turned down my speakers look like they’re about to explode. People say Rock n Roll should be loud. They say it should be fast. They say it should ooze charisma, carelessness and jump-in-the-drums-and-throw-your-guitar-in-the-headline-band’s-amp recklessness but most of all it should blow you away with a kick-arse attitude and music that makes you wanna stay up all night partying, doing drugs and not giving a flying turd what anyone else thinks. And for those people we bring you Terrashima.
Terrashima have crashed into the room in a tornado of ear-bleeding distortion, trashy guitars, crashing drums and an attitude-oozing fk-you mentality that assaults you with a deafening barrage of *Big Black’s angular discordance, Randy’s *punk rock noise, *Zeke's recklessness and Penthouse’s, well, insanity. I’m a big fan of music like this but, although I’m slightly ashamed to admit it, I’m really scared. _‘Dirty Lie’s_ breakneck speed riffage and dirty grooves are an immediate kick up the backside, vocalist Mark’s tangled, screeching vocal chords clawing down your face. The track finishes. I’m out of breath and I feel physically harmed. I’m not joking – music this loud and confrontational needs a health warning, and here it is. Three tracks on this 5-track demo are to be included on an EP on *Sickroom Gramophone Collective **and I’m warning you – brace yourselves!!
8Mat Hocking's Score