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  • Torture Tactics [Megaforce/Caroline, 1991] C-

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Torture Tactics [Megaforce/Caroline, 1991]
Corporate-censored off the Atlantic-backed Oppressing the Masses, the title track reflects thrash-metal's chronic confusion between politics and horror comics. "Gutterslut" ("Gonna make this bitch bleed") and "Dicks of Death" ("Suck it, whore") reveal the lighter side of earnest nihilists who have hormones after all. Plus a live remake equals an EP. I prefer the major-label version. C-