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Classic Album Review: Biohazard | Uncivilization

The Brooklyn thrashers welcome a slate of heavyweight guests to their brutal party.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Uncivilized they may be; unsociable they are not.

Half the songs on Uncivilization, the seventh album from Brooklyn thrash-rap outfit Biohazard, feature members of Slipknot, Pantera, Cypress Hill, Hatebreed and Type O Negative. Of course, singer-bassist Evan Seinfeld (perhaps now better known as tattooed Nazi Hoyt on Oz) and his bandmates are the ones throwing this party, which means it’s no surprise bash. In general, the 13-track Uncivilization sticks to the same blend of swaggering brutality, psychotic rage and brooding resentment the boys have been dishing out for years, tempered by the odd flirtation with cyber-industrial pummelling and creepy gothic moodiness. But even if it doesn’t break much new ground, it sure thrashes the hell out of the same old turf with the precision, confidence and distinctiveness that only experience brings. This 47-minute onslaught is one of the most unremittingly heavy, consistently aggressive yet listenable metal albums of late.