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  SEXCREMENT
'Sloppy Seconds'
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Sam Shepherd

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sexcrement sloppy seconds

Album number two from Sexcrement, and not much has changed as far as is it possible to tell. 'Sloppy Seconds' follows on from their debut 'Genitales From The Porno Potty' in terms of lyrical tone and musical direction.

So if the likes of 'Gloryhole Casserole' or 'Paraplegic Pussy Pounder' floated your boat in title alone – fear not – because there's still 'Well Hungover' or 'Obesetiality' for you to giggle at like a massive overgrown schoolchild. Yet despite the attempt to be somewhat shocking it's never more than a musical equivalent of The Aristocrats joke. Had Sexcrement really wanted to upset people, they could have done.

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Naturally, it's the somewhat ridiculous titles are the first thing to catch the attention with Sexcrement – but there's more to this band than an obsession with sexual deviance, drugs and jokes about shit. Not much more admittedly, but enough to keep things interesting.

Musically, 'Sloppy Seconds' might not break any new ground, but it is well played and executed. Finding the biting point between early death Metal and all out party rock n' roll, 'Sexcrement' take the blueprint laid down by the likes of Cannibal Corpse and stick faithfully to the key instructions. In fact it's Cannibal Corpse that most readily spring to mind with 'Sloppy Seconds'.

First of all they trade in similar gross out language and ideas; it's not that big a leap from roaring about entrails ripped from a virgin's cunt to bellowing about pornstars and sexually transmitted diseases. It's barely a hop. Secondly, Sexcrement vocalist Adam Mason has a timbre to his vocals (which might be overstating it slightly) that's not a million miles away from one time Cannibal Corpse howler Chris Barnes.

But it's not all straight up death Metal, in fact 'Sloppy Seconds' adopts several passages of groove to soften the blow (snigger) somewhat. Opening up with 'Heard It Through The Rapevine', they launch into a mid-paced death march that finds time to incorporate a bit of cowbell into the relentless riffing.

Perhaps Sexcrement's saving grace is their ability to switch between lightning fast passages and lurching half time grooves and it's a skill that's showcased perfectly here. 'Chemical Handcuffs' follows in similar style with brutal double-kick drumming from Devon Hunt. Once again they switch between tempos at will, making sure there's enough groove to balance out the speed infused sections. It's a trick that Sexcrement utilise frequently, and if truth be told, with little else in their arsenal by way of solos or unorthodox time signatures it can get a little predictable.

'Well Hungover' taps into Entombed's bombast circa 'Wolverine Blues' and closes with a relentless and pleasing grind, whilst 'Heels Up' and later 'Obesetiality', head back to speedier territory blasting with gleeful abandon.

'Trucker Bombed' is something of a centrepiece, and represents the band at perhaps their most accessible. All the elements are in place, slow-chugging riffs that somehow manage to sound catchy, lightning quick sections, and a chorus that could vaguely be described as pop infused (albeit very vaguely).

It's no surprise that this is the band's first single from the album, although the video for it has to be seen to be believed. Featuring Scream Queen Linnea Quigley (her from Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, The Imp (aka Sorority Babes In The Slimeball Bowl-A-Rama) and Return Of The Living Dead) as a piss and shit crazed lunatic, it's an adequate visual representation of what this band are all about.

'Ride Johnny Ride' closes the album out in fine style with a seeming endless barrages of killer riffs from guitarist Evan Duplessis. He might not be the most technical player, but he seems to have a habit of coming up with the goods when something primal is required.

'Sloppy Seconds' is by no means a sloppy album, a little predicable at times perhaps, but overall, it's a phenomenal slab of party edged death Metal. Sexcrement's humourous edge might well do them a grave injustice in the long run, because there's a lot more here than simple gags about shit, drugs, and pussy.

On the other hand, if that's what you're after, then this is a band that'll never let you down.

28.6.12




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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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