The Abused


The Abused Loud and Clear EP

Pretty intense power thrash. Some songs have those slow metal intros with Handsome Dick Manitoba growls, and then launch into straight-ahead crunching stuff. It’s nothing original, but it hits hard, especially “Nuclear Threat,” which is a killer.

The Abused Watch Out cassette

Some heavy metal licks laid over really powerful thrash. The songs are short and well punctuated, with strong drumming. I can’t hear many of the words, but if “Nuclear Threat” and “D.F.Y. (Drug Free Youth)” are indicative, they’re fine. Highly recommended.