Nottingham rock outfit Consumed enjoyed tonnes of success over the 90’s and early 2000’s with a range of records to their name and, most conspicuously, being featured as part of the legendary Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 soundtrack alongside heavyweights such as Rage Against The Machine, Papa Roach and Bad Religion.
However, they would eventually split in 2003, but would rejoin together again in 2015, and now they are getting set for a major comeback with a brand new EP – A Decade Of No.
They start off in smashing fashion with Wake Up Warning, which cranks up the energy immediately with a rousing rhythm and a great chorus. Devil’s Chords only ups the ante further, pushing the tempo to another degree. Obscene Like Beverly Dean is by far the most memorable writing-wise, explicitly detailing experiences with the eponymous council estate beauty queen.
Whopping drums and crunchy bass chords are the highlights of And Anyone Else Who Knows Me, while What Would Cliff Burton Do is a bit more simple but is seriously catchy, and they charge to the finish with the thrilling Cut Me Down.
Well, it’s pretty obvious age means absolutely nothing here. A Decade Of No is a superb record that has proven Consumed to be on the same form as they were in their hay day. Twenty minutes of unadulterated punky goodness from a group of lads with the know-how to get the job done.