Boomkat Product Review:
A digital release of the San Franciscan post-punk/new-wave band's 1981 album, Blood On The Moon. At this time the band was still in its original line-up, a duo of Helios Creed and Damon Edge (people in bands just don't have names like that anymore do they? Well, except for The Edge... and also Helios, if you're being pedantic). The band sound markedly different from most of the bands who originated from the 1976 punk explosion, and much of the material here runs in parallel with the more experimental approaches associated with industrial music. Chrome make good use of crisp, metallic production, discordant, clashing tones and power electronics. The impact of all this seldom fails to impress and beguile, and when the more unruly elements are harnessed within a relentless, motorik backbeat as on 'Perfumed Metal' and 'The Strangers', the results are just awesome.