A (mostly) retrospective review of the Aussie pub thrashers’ 2018 ripper, Piss~Up.
There is a candid sense of liveliness and joviality that pierces Tempel’s compositions. Much of the record leaves an impression of a hard/classic rock aesthetic, however, the way they dig their heels into metallic qualities, carried by vociferous rasps, makes the album feel retro and simultaneously progressive.
Nicolas Gomez, the vocalist of Zombie Holocaust, speaks about the founding of the band, the writing process, and he dives into some stand out tracks. He also talks at great length about his hero/inspiration the bass legend Cliff Burton (Metallica), who shares the same hometown of Castro Valley with Nick.