EP Review: Wasted Death – Ugly As Hell (APF Records)

Wasted Death is a balls-out gutter punk metal band featuring Wayne Adams of Big Lad and Petbrick (with Igor Cavalera), Charlie Davis of Beggar and Tom Brewins of USA Nails. APF Records will release their debut EP, Ugly as Hell on April 9th 2021.

Wayne Adams explains:

So Wasted Death is definitely a lockdown baby. I’d been working on and thinking about lots of my other projects, Petbrick, Big Lad and Cower – all three of these projects are kind of epic, quite synth-heavy endeavours. I wanted to do something kinda the opposite to that, simple and direct, to try to hit that sweet middle ground between Punk and Metal. Motorhead, Zeke, early Black Breath. I kind of like to think of it as Part Chimp-esque but if they were a D-beat band.

I used to play in a band with Tom the drummer, called Death Pedals – he now plays in USA Nails and totally rips! So, I got him to come over to my studio and I set the click to 200bpm and off we went. Charlie from Beggar l’ve recorded plenty of times, and I think what he can do with his voice is off the hook, so I roped him in to do vocals, and he’s also gonna smash bass duties. I play guitar – well I can’t really play guitar – so I tuned all the strings to the same note and that seemed to sound cool, I stole that idea off USA Nails, they stole it off Part Chimp who probably stole it off someone else!

And that’s Wasted Death!

Ugly as Hell, now that is an apt title. 13 minutes of punk-infused aggressive noise-metal. Wasted Death bring forth music to make you feel pretty damn filthy while also enjoying the blood thirstiness that it embodies. If frenzied and fucked up noise is what you want then wrap your ears around Thickened Skulls, I’ll Feed It To You and Bumfuck Nowhere. A trio of tracks that come in at just over 5 minutes collectively.

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Those are nasty numbers, but the other two tracks, Spat Out and May as Well Not are arguably even nastier thanks to the more sustained punishment that Wasted Death met out. Grinding metal mashing the brain matter into mush with punk snarl to make you feel like you’ve literally been chewed up and spat out.

Fucking savage stuff.

Wasted Death – Ugly as Hell Full Track Listing:

1. Thickened Skull
2. Spat Out
3. I’ll Feed It to You
4. Bumfuck Nowhere
5. May As Well Not


Bandcamp | APF Records


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Wasted Death - Ugly As Hell (APF Records)
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