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Slapshot Tear It Down

1. Relight The Fire MP3 2. Fuck New York 3. Terrorized 4. Rap Sucks 5. Tear It Down 6. Spread The Fear 7. Hardcore Rules
2005 Thorp Records
Our score 4


What do you do when confronted with a new album put out by a basically legendary band that's done more for hardcore music than I probably ever will, but the album, in few words, sort of sucks Do you give it a good review based on the fact that these guys know hardcore and have all probably been going to shows since before I was even born, or do you give them a review based on what you hear I'm cautiously going for the latter. The major flaw with this record is that it just doesn't hold up to all the previous Slapshot material out there. To be sure, these are Slapshot songs written in a very Slapshot fashion, but I don't feel like they spent the time they could have on all these tracks. "Relight The Fire" and "Fuck New York" are the best (aside from the final track) this CD has to offer, which isn't saying that much. Meanwhile, both "Terrorizer" and "Rap Sucks" sound like they were written just before entering the studio, and the poor recording quality doesn't help. Unless they were going for a more raw, very underproduced sound, I can't imagine Slapshot even spent that much money on this recording as a whole. The final track, "Hardcore Rules," is the only one worth paying much attention to (aside from "Fuck New York" for obvious reasons) as it does put an 'older person's' perspective on things within the hardcore community. Choke is one of the few individuals today who has the credentials to ask "What the fuck is old-school when you're only 21 / If '95 was hardcore, then I guess its course has run." Sadly, one of the best reasons to own this CD is the bonus material included on this recording. A trailer for the "First 20 Years" DVD, live footage ("Firewalker" and "Step On It") and a Tear It Down 'Making Of' video are all enjoyable to watch. I just don't know if that makes up for everything else, however. Bottom Line: This record in-and-of itself isn't great. I don't exactly find myself wanting to listen to this when I can easily listen to Back On The Map, Step On It, or even Digital Warfare. I know what Slapshot has done in the past, and I know that they're one of the greats, especially for Boston, but I can't dig this release.


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thisisforever_ 5/6/2005 9:38:34 PM

hahah gayy

Its Tragic_ 5/6/2005 9:51:49 PM

One of those bands that i just couldnt get into, no matter how much i was suppose to. Anyone remember that rotten f*cking video for "Wired" ?

this band sucks_ 5/6/2005 11:01:08 PM

What a horrible record by a horrible band.

anonymous 5/7/2005 12:42:03 AM

its not that its bad, its just more of the same. this mp3 is pretty fun. the cover art for this record is awesome too.

thegoddamnawesome_ 5/7/2005 7:00:40 AM

hahah gayy posted by thisisforever ( on 5/6/2005 9:38:34 PM

boston crew_ 5/7/2005 10:30:11 AM

watch your back

philly crew_ 5/7/2005 11:35:18 AM

no, watch YOUR back

rhode island crew_ 5/7/2005 12:48:34 PM

both of you better watch your back.

south carolina crew_ 5/7/2005 2:01:36 PM

watch your back... only if your liberal

intelligent liberal crew_ 5/7/2005 3:33:30 PM

you mean "you're liberal"?

86_ 5/7/2005 4:13:51 PM

all you grind gays, get off this page. this band is to legit for all your random noise needs. and choke would f*ck all you pussies up. anyways these guys are the shit I dont give a f*ck what all you emo grind gays say. take that talk to the norma jean review you gays.

Lick balls crew_ 5/7/2005 6:27:57 PM

All of you have no penis, especially the boston crew.

lowercasejay_ 5/7/2005 9:40:56 PM

this review is what sucks!!

The REAL Bob Rock_ 5/8/2005 12:34:33 PM

HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!! "Boston Crew"? Internet threats? Boy, you guys are the tiniest, wailing, bleeding little girls I have ever heard of. OUTRAGEOUS group of cretins. Hahaha... "watch your back." Congratulations guys, you've really raised the bar of retardation so high, not even the Lambgoat messageboard itself can jump it.

lajfljaf_ 5/8/2005 12:48:24 PM

If you like this band you are probably a.) gay b.) retarded c.) both

Brolando_ 5/8/2005 12:49:05 PM

Norma Jean is WAAAAY better than Slapshot, and I'm not even joking.

lambgoat_ 5/8/2005 2:47:26 PM

go post on the b9 board if you like this shit.

hxchris_ 5/8/2005 3:11:39 PM

wow thorp records. this is compleat shit, shity dirt punk.

daysunderfire_ 5/8/2005 3:39:43 PM

will love this band no matter what they put out and to all the people saying they are gay they have been out longer then you f*cking have and i don't see you doing a band as long as they have so shut up.

The REAL Bob Rock_ 5/8/2005 4:27:47 PM

"i don't see you doing a band as long as they have so shut up." Ahh... the classic argument of the stupid. HURR BLUHHH WHERE IS YOUR BAND FUFFF GLURRG?!??!? Well, I don't have one, but it certainly doesn't stop these guys from sounding like absolute shit.

anonymous 5/8/2005 8:32:38 PM

"this band is to legit for all your random noise needs." and also too legit to quit

JoFury_ 5/8/2005 9:40:43 PM

I haven't heard this record except Relight the fire (which is pretty good) but to me Slapshot are one of the all-time best in Boston hardcore, and are always great to see live. Come on, how can some retarded lambgoat moron can seriously compare Slapshot to Norma Jean?

truth_ 5/9/2005 1:07:08 PM

We thought this record would make money, but instead it just sucks. Slapshot should have broken up and stopped recording years ago. But we were after the money. Its cool that in the video they talk about not being interested in recording the record but they got offered money.

truth v.2_ 5/10/2005 11:04:42 AM

Slapshot = pathetic

joehardcore_ 5/11/2005 2:14:12 PM

what did you expect? slapshot gives us more of the same on this record. you either love them or hate them.

LastCall_ 5/29/2005 2:51:46 AM

f*ck Ny? didnt hoya from madball just punch this due in the face in like febuary and he dint do anything?

wolfpack_ 6/10/2005 11:08:57 AM

Reviewer is a f*cking gay...douchebag

justin_ 8/3/2005 10:59:33 PM

great band, decent record. theyve done better. choke would destroy you gays. I didn't hear anything about hoya punching him...but i doubt its true.