Canada - Full Moon 32 - 05/30/99
Destruction of the Universe
After their major label deal went sour when Virgin Records imprint The
Enclave went bankrupt, the Toronto band that is "Keeping Metal Alive" is
back with another indie release. Scratching Post's new EP, Destruction
of the Universe, is 8 tracks and twenty-five minutes of pure rock. From
the thundering opening of Unforgiving Love to the powerful
Destruction of the Universe this album does not disappoint.
Destruction ... is a lot heavier then its predecessor, Flamethrower.
It does a much better job of capturing the group's energetic live sound. The
only part of the album that I didn't like was the new version of
Bloodflame. Although this song is doing well for them on commercial
radio, I hate it when bands re-record old songs and re-release them. First
it was Treble Charger then Hayden and now Scratching Post. This isn't a bad
version of the song, but I prefer the version that is on Flamethrower.
I recently read an interview in which lead singer Nicole Hughes called
the new EP a real "ball breaker", man she wasn't kidding. All hail the
mighty Post !!!
Copyright © 1999 Shawn Despres