Music Reviews

Pungent Stench

Praise the Names of the Musical Assassins

Nuclear Blast

Here it is, the history of Austria’s Pungent Stench, the most disgusting tongue-in-(ass)-cheek band in history. OK, it’s definitely in the top twenty. I still remember seeing them cover “Low Rider,” which is a far cry from their “Blood, Puss and Gastric Juices.” Included are such heart-rending ditties as “Shrunken and Mummified Bitch,” “Been Caught Buttering,” “Sick Bizarre Defaced Creation,” and “Viva La Muerte.” I think there might also be “The Ballad of Mangled Homeboys” as well. They’ve included pictures of the band and uncensored album covers in the jacket, too. So you can see everything that masked fat chick with the bloody knife had lying around her…

To understand a band like Pungent Stench, one must transport oneself back to 1991, when the Death Metal explosion really hit the world with a splatter. Then, with another splat, it was gone, back to the underground. Oh, those were the days… Pungent Stench is no more! Long live the Mission Stench! Nuclear Blast America, P.O. Box 43618, Philadelphia, PA 19106; http://www.nuclearblast-usa.com


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