MANIAC SS – MANIAC SS (2017)
An excellent Are You Morbid? primitive garage metal demo from Hereford’s Maniac SS, keeping it raw as possible and sporting crude Type O/Carcass like samples from unnervingly sassy creeps and lunatics. People thought Hellhammer were goofy when they were around and Maniac SS are a bit of that too – the vocals are eye watering at first but after an initial bitter taste they settle into something like Infest strained squawk. It’s convincingly early 80s but for a few adjustments, impaled on the spike between power trio metal filth and early Discharge, and definitely one for those who enjoy their metal loose and reminiscent of beer.