Wargasm – Why Play Around (1988)
Fusing the sonic onslaught of all-out thrash with the melodic nous of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and the classic sounds of old-school heavy metal, Wargasm‘s Why Play Around? seems to be ignored by the majority….but beloved by thrash connoisseurs!
“Bullets & Blades” took the speed and aggression of Motörhead and Tank and thrashed the living sh*t out of it, while “Revenge” harnessed a mid-paced crunch to drive home some truly catchy riffing and its “knee deep in blood” refrain.
So much potential, so much talent!
Why Play Around? may have failed to stand out in a crowded scene of quality releases – Metallica’s …And Justice For All, Anthrax‘s State Of Euphoria, Exodus‘ Fabulous Disaster, Flotsam‘s No Place For Disgrace, Testament’s The New Order…the list goes on and on – but that’s no reason for ignoring Wargasm now!