Eco-Shock Get Shocked!
Published Oct 26, 2009What the fuck are they putting in Cheerios these days? The average Exclaim! reader probably has racing stripes on their underwear that are older than the collective age of Eco-Shock's members. Yet here they are with an ass-tearing full-length in hand before you've managed to break out the liquid bleach. These youths are seriously that: kids who most likely weren't out of Pampers when Metallica's Load came out but are far more rockin'. Taking primary influences from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal but allowing for doses of their parents' horrific/hopefully joking hair metal dalliances, there's a surprising amount of grit and severity on these nine tracks. Naturally, Get Shocked! is rife with obvious riff-copping (don't let Iron Maiden hear it), juvenility and a dire need to get to the point but, for the brats they are, it rocks. (Independent)