TOO LATE FOR PEACE
Taking its name from the former drummer of the Scorpions, the Eastern European quartet Herman Rarebell gives props to extreme metal’s forefathers on this 15-track excursion. Wielding a flurry of crustily infused grindcore, tracks like “Alcoholocaust” hit hard, fast, and then exit, leaving your ears exhilarated and your limbs bruised. As an added bonus, they’ve included covers of Napalm Death and Doom to gnaw on, which perfectly complement the raucous din of original tracks like the blistering “Cage of Life” and “Firing Squad”. Looking for a quick fix of noise and aggression? Let Herman Rarebell’s extreme wares fill that void.