Today, filth-mongering upstarts Scumslaught stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut mini-album, Knives and Amphetamines, at Deaf Forever magazine’s website. Set for international release on June 23rd via Caligari Records on CD and cassette tape formats, hear Scumslaught‘s Knives and Amphetamines in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from France, Scumslaught formed during the cursed year of 2020. A power-trio in the grandest tradition, the band features in its ranks underground veterans: Leo Brard (ex-Cadaveric Fumes), Kev Desecrator (Destroyer 666, Venefixion, Sépulcre), and Jon Whiplash (ex-Skelethal, Sépulcre). Not surprisingly, Scumslaught‘s sound surges with a comparable nastiness most/all those aforementioned bands are renown for, but with influences firmly in the vein of Canada’s Slaughter, the almighty Discharge, and modern torchbearers Nekrofilth – and, for good measure, a bit of Hellhammer and early Celtic Frost – this is a rabidly different beast.
Somewhere at that ungodly nexus of proto-blackthrash, ancient metalpunk, and general ’80s underground chaos lies Scumslaught‘s debut mini-album, Knives and Amphetamines. Not for nothing is the nine-song/23-minute assault on good taste titled as such: no one is spared Scumslaught‘s caustic view of the world, where lawlessness and disorder and degeneracy run rampant. The filth flies fast and free, hard-charging and headbanging with a get-in/get-out efficiency of songcraft that simply heightens the inherent catchiness of their anti-anthems. But rest assured (six feet under) that Knives and Amphetamines is no feel-good record; in fact, Scumslaught want you to FEEL BAD.
So, the feel-bad hit of the summer? Scumslaught have all the Knives and Amphetamines you need!
Tracklisting for Scumslaught’s Knives and Amphetamines
1. Knives and Amphetamines
2. Degenerate Fiends
3. Die You Subhuman Cunt
4. Baptized in Piss
5. Dirty Whore 666
6. Aching Jaw
7. Emesis Bile
8. Born in a Sewer
9. Unholy Feast for Flies