Spazz where a band from the Bay Area of California that played a mixture of punk, grind and power violence and this is a review of their 1997 compilation album "Sweatin' To The Oldies" which will be re-issued in March by Tankcrimes.
Movie samples start off the compilation and they also return on a lot of the later tracks as well along with some history of the band and after awhile an aggressive crust/grind sound kicks in along with some growls and hardcore/crust style shouts and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
You can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the compilation and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with most of the tracks being very short in length and there are also some songs that bring in melodic riffing along with some elements of old school punk rock.
Elements of both thrash and crossover can be heard quite a bit throughout the compilation and they also bring in S.O.A and Negative Approach covers and they also add in bluegrass on a couple of the tracks briefly but in more of a humorous and there is also a few seconds of melodic singing and clean guitar while some songs also bring in harsh noise sounds and there are also a great amount of live tracks later on during the compilation.
Spazz shows on this compilation which also contains plenty of their splits, compilations and ep's why there where a very influential band in the crust, grind and power violence genres and the music still sounds very brutal to this day, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover humorous, and angry themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding retrospective of Spazz's material and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "One Ghetto To The Next" "Problems In the Homeland" "Grome Servant" and "Force Fed". 8 out of 10.