Doug Mosurock (Update Contributor) / Best of 2012

  • Best of 2012

    Top Ten Albums MERCHANDISE "Children of Desire" LP/CD (Katorga Works/Jagjaguwar) The members of Tampa, FL's Merchandise cut their teeth in a riotous assemblage of hardcore, punk and black metal-influenced outfits over the past number of years, its members releasing records this year alone under the names Neon Blud, Church Whip, Nazi Dust, and Grinning Death's Head, along with a notable solo work by guitarist David Vassalotti (Book of Ghosts, on the Vinyl Rites label). But it's the most recent Merchandise record that I kept returning to more and more as the year moved forward. The group's second full-length Children of...

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