"Back to the Stoop" is a nine track, eleven minute collection of previously unreleased material.
One of the tracks is a cover of the Accused's "Take My Time", complete in all its thrash glory. The fact that these youngsters even knew to cover this song earns them endless points from me. I have been a diehard Accused fan since the band's beginning. Their metal approach to hardcore and thrash blew me away in the early/mid 1980s. I was lucky enough to see the Accused at I believe Club Pizazz in Philadelphia in the late 1980s. My memory is a little foggy on the date / venue but... here are my photos from the show (yes, the Accused are one of my all time favorites). I was giddy with excitement to see the Accused back then. I would probably be giddy today if I had the chance to see them again.
Abserdo blend all of that late 1980s thrash, cross-over, hardcore-metal like they lived it, like they were there "back in the day". For being a Philly band, their influences are definitely West Coast. Oxnard hardcore, Accused, Final Conflict etc.. Both of their previous releases, "Sweet Baby Eagles Coop" 7"/download and "Raising a Pervert" digital album are equally awesome thrashers.
Great sense of humor, great sense of thrash history, awesome tunes. From "Smoke a Bowl, Have Some Sex" to "xDon'txDrinkx" (with the lyric "you're so wasted, so is your life") to the amazing "Xanax", Abserdo never pull off the throttle.
I love this. It really feels like Abserdo recorded this in the late 1980s rather than somewhere around 2011. Classic. I completely enjoy this band's discography from beginning to end.