Free Metal Detector: Buckshot Facelift – Buck at the Moon


Awwwwwww yeah, we gettin’ buck at everyone nuckin’ at us for Halloween with Buckshot Facelift.

The Long Island juggernauts are back at it with three tracks of fresh chaos, just in time to scare the pants off your nosy neighbors on All Hallows Eve. From the horse’s mouth:


These three tracks are the kind of noisy, espresso and amphetamine fueled shots of gnarliness you’ve come to expect from the masters of gonzo death metal and hardcore. This EP is short, heavy, and sure to lace your trick-or-treat candy with all kinds of razor blades and rat poison. To wit, it’s just what you want in a free EP.

The first track, “Shaving in the Slop Sink,” is a minute-long bruiser that whirls by you in a tumult of broken bones and shattered glass. You’ll have nary a chance to catch your breath and wonder what happened before it’s over. The next track, “Phone Bros,” is actually my favorite song on the EP; it features a killer home-fried riff with some ace guitarmonies that wouldn’t be at all amiss on a Soylent Green record. Despite its short length, it’s certain to get your head moving and your hips grooving. The final track is an excellent cover of The Ramones’  “Pet Sematary,” a surprisingly faithful ode to the punk rockers’ tribute to Stephen King. It rocks, it rolls, and it’s certain to get you singing along despite the ludicrous nature of the growls in the chorus. It’s just that infectious, like a flesh eating bacteria unleashed through tainted candy.

Best of all, this EP is free! Buckshot Facelift just want you to post and share it and rock out with them this October. You should, however, be a mensch and give the boys some cash for their jams over at Bandcamp. That groovy Travis Smith (see Death, Opeth) art is worth the price of admission alone. Make sure you say, “Yoooooooo thanks!” to the guys on Facebook while you’re at it.

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