Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Forgotten Gems: Alternative Attack - No Turnin' Back

Loony Toons Records

This three-track EP would prove to be the only release for punk thrash three-piece Alternative Attack. Formed in the mid-1980s the band would change their name to Destroy Babylon after this sole release. Seeing as this one was supposedly only released on 7" vinyl digital downloads are the only option for those seeking this somewhat crossover band. The band is mostly known for featuring Spike T. Smith (or Spikey) on vocals and drums. For those who don't know drummer Spikey played with English Dogs and Sacrilege. I have the blog site "Who Killed ET?" to thank for this EP. Really it isn't much more that just raw thrash with a punk streak and yet for crossover fans and those that appreciate the sounds of punk metal this is a fun little album. With a total playing time of only 07:22 things are over with before they even start sadly. Just when your getting into some seriously fun basement thrash the EP wraps up. It is a shame this is all we have of Alternative Attack. For whatever reason it seems like these sort of bands and releases were a dime a dozen in the 80s. Still it is a nice little trip back in time to a world where punk and thrash were not that far apart and bands like this were doing their best to unite different fans.


Blogger Metal Mark said...

Cool cover. It's rough, but I like it. The colors remind me of independent comic books in the
80's for some reason.

12:43 PM  

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