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Reviewed by Raoul Hernandez, August 10, 2012, Music


Vulgar Display of Power (20th Anniversary Edition) (Rhino)

Texans reload after the 2010 reissue of Cowboys From Hell. Succeeding said Southwestern thrash landmark two years later, 1992's Vulgar Display of Power bucks similar equilibrium, still turbine tight and "Fucking Hostile." Dizzying solos from "Diamond" Darrell ("A New Level"), the bludgeoning "This Love," and second line percussion on "No Good (Attack the Radical)" welcome unreleased crusher "Piss" and 30 minutes live on MTV Italia via DVD. The guitarist – skinny, razor blade around his neck, chin-hair dyed pink – rules, beginning at the four Kiss stickers on his instrument. ****

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