Hard Charger is a band from Canada and they might as well be the crust punk version of Motorhead. The cover art clearly shows the ace of spades, which I feel is an obvious tribute to Lemmy, certainly from a band that rocks just as hard as Lemmy did. Their rock 'n roll is loaded with a massive "up-yours" punk attitude and pure, uncensored energy. The songs rage on in sheer speed while the vocalist spews out his intestines, or so it seems.
I admit, I don't often listen to crust punk but for some reason I feel like this album might slip into my playlist once in awhile. Why? Well, this actually isn't just fierce aggression and uncontrollable chaos (except maybe for songs like 'Snow Axe') There are some great guitar riffs, often nudging towards the stoner rock scene and with a tremendous rock 'n roll calibre. This might be what Elvis would have been writing if he was a punk.
Elvis and Lemmy starting a crust punk band in the afterlife, with GG Allin as guest vocalist.
Anyway, if you're in for a twenty-six minutes nutsack kicking and ear drum torture, this certainly is your thing. In my opinion, this is the perfect wedding between hardcore punk and brutal rock 'n roll. Put it on repeat, grab a beer, maximize the volume, evoke a massive moshpit and stagedive from your window (note: for safety regulations, this tip is only applicable to people who live on the ground floor).
Lemmy would be proud of you...