Bad Taste intend to release their full Generation Dead album, sometime this Autumn. Their preview EP is available on Facebook and Joel Durkin had a listen to see what we can expect from the full upcoming release…
Lancashire punk outfit Bad Taste, formed in 2006, draw inspiration from a wide variety of influences, which ooze from the grungy punk noise they produce.
The band’s forthcoming debut album looks towards the US punk movement of the late 70s and early 80s, and grunge bands from the late 80s and brings these together to create a blast of all British punk rock.
The intro to “Circles” could be straight from Nirvana’s Nevermind, a simple but immerse guitar riff, but the song’s trashy punk chorus contrasts drastically with its relatively melodic verses. They sound like parts of a songs that clash somewhat despite each being interesting musically.
As the songs become more punk, we get a better idea of the band’s genre. A simple but powerful riff comes together well with, good, angry vocals in “Sell Your Soul”, creating a familiar, angry sound. “Alive” takes the tempo up another step, creating a trashy assault of heavy punk. All members of the band coming together well creating possibly the pick of the band’s songs. “My Teenage Angst Has A Body Count” shows the band’s rock element is equally as enjoyable, and that they are more than just a straight punk band.
Bad Taste work best at their best in a high speed wave of noise. Whilst the band demonstrate their diversity, they seem most comfortable at their punk driven best with a splash of rock thrown in, and their forthcoming debut album promises a lot.