Sluglords – “Trails of Slime” (1984)

I don’t know much about this 1980s hardcore band from San Francisco. I actually bought the record thinking it was a completely different band. While there was some initial disappointment when I realized my mistake, that quickly disappeared as soon as the beginning of “FxTxWx” kicked in, because this is a killer record. I’m not normally into hardcore, but Trails of Slime has some thrash elements to it as well, reminding me a bit of Wehrmacht and maybe just a hint of DRI. My only complaint here is that the runout groove runs all the way under the label – so you need to bring up that tonearm before the stylus hits the paper!

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