Slugs - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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Slugs


Published November 7, 2008

This band has gained some controversial fame for their rude live appearances. Their self-titled début album should now prove that the band has more to offer than bad stage behaviour. Indeed, there are a few rousing rock riffs on this album, at the beginning of “Drífum Okkur”, for example. However, all in all the record cannot maintain this thrill longer than two runs.
On the one hand the trashy punk songs are too simple and dilettante. On the other hand, Slugs is missing the anarchistic aggressiveness of early 80s punk bands. As Slugs do not make up lack of musical skill by attitude, all that remains is the clumsy attempt to shock with lyrics about genitalia and some really badly produced songs with funny voice effects. Slugs disappoint because of their strained otherness.

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