I have to admit, despite their decade of firing out dirty Speed Metal infused Punk, Italy’s Children Of Technology are a new entity to me. If you’re in the same boat, one look at the cover should give the game away immediately as to how they sound.
Of course Motörhead is a big influence, but I’m also reminded of Irish post-apocalyptic ruffians, Rogue Male, as well as major helping of in your face Punk. And this compilation, featuring the bands singles and split releases, is a perfect introduction to their gnarly sound.
Away from the World of Metal, I am a huge Punk fan… but only of the more vitriolic kind that the British do best (in my opinion). This fits in perfectly with my tastes and vaguely reminds of the energy of levels of G.B.H. on Give Me Fire and Generals.
The only downside to the album is the varying sound levels, caused by the fact that the tracks have been taken from a variety of releases. Personally, I think this should have been sorted, because if I can do it for my radio shows and compilations that I’ve released in the past, then a bigger label like Hells Headbangers should be able to do the same.
But put that minor quibble to one side and this is a fantastic compilation. It’s a raw, in your face documentation of 10 years of no frills Speed/Punk Metal that sounds like Motörhead doing the soundtrack to the first Mad Max film.
Buy or fucking die… motherfuckers.