Forget wearing your influences on your sleeve, how about tattooing them on your forehead? Even someone with a double-digit IQ and a passing interest in heavy music could hazard a guess at how Vintage Addiction, the debut from Spanish outfit Dishammer, might sound like.
I know there is a long tradition of Dis- bands, which, to be fair, is what drew me to check this out in my so-far fruitless quest to find a serious rival to Disfear.
It amused me to think though of what other combinations might happen if other originality-challenged new bands followed the same naming route. Motormaiden? Darkjovi? Motleythrone? Bathpriest? Napalmroses? I think I/they may have invented a new parlour game…
So what of Vintage Addiction? As you may have divined: dollops of lo-fi crust, d-beat and heads-down 80s thrash topped off with black metal-style rasping strangled screaming and gargling.
To be fair to Dishammer, I think this may be one of those only half-serious projects. The album artwork is ridiculous and the booklet is full of b&w dodgy amateur porn. Then again, there was a 2010 follow-up EP, Under the Sign of the D-beat Mark, to this 2008 album, so who knows?