Album Review: The Good The Bad And The Zugly – Misanthropical House

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The Good The Bad And The Zugly

Misanthropical House - Fysisk Format

Norwegian hardcore punk act The Good The Bad And The Zugly are set to release their third album, Misanthropical House, on the 16th February 2018 via the Oslo based label Fysisk Format. The Good The Bad And The Zugly are described as one of Norway’s best kept punk rock secret, and I wouldn’t be surprised if I’m not the only one outside of the homeland that hasn’t encountered them before. For the uninitiated they are the natural successors to the likes of their fellow countrymen Turbonegro and Gluecifer, and they deliver punk rock with a nihilistic zeal, a smile on the faces and beer in their hands.
H-Bomb does exactly what it’s says on the tin, the piledriving opening track carries the spirit of Dwarves with it’s full tilt assault, there is no subtlety on Misanthropical House, every single track carries the kind of twisted rock ‘n roll that makes life worth living, and the album is delivered in short sharp blasts that happily acknowledges their influences. The Good The Bad And The Zugly bring a fresh perspective to the style and it’s this that stops Misanthropical House being derivative, and more importantly it makes this is an impressive album that deserves to see The Good The Bad And The Zugly heard outside of the native Norway
On the basis of encountering The Good The Good And The Zugly I’m hoping that in future Norway will share their secrets, as this is as finer album of nihilistic hardcore tinged punk rock as you’ll hear all year. Misanthropical House is an album that comes across as the wayward bastard love child of a three way encounter between the Dwarves, Mondo Generator and Suicidal Tendencies, and if that description doesn’t tempt you into Misanthropical House then I doubt we can be friends.
Misanthropical House can be pre-ordered on vinyl, CD and digital formats via Bandcamp here
The Fysisk Format website can be found here