"Sometimes a band’s lineup speaks for itself, but when that lineup includes members of new wave-styled synth abusers Ausmuteants, bratty garage monsters Wet Blankets and stoner riffmeisters Orb… well, you might just find yourself wondering what you’re letting yourself in for. The answer? Punk rock, dummy. Cereal Killer’s main stock-in-trade is good ol’ stoopid hardcore like Flipper used to make… or occasionally like Bl’ast used to make… or the Circle Jerks… look, point is, they make a full-pelt, full-speed-ahead racket and it’s an absolute fucking delight.
‘The Beginning And End of Cereal Killer’ is 13 tracks and 24 minutes of deliberately dumb-as-fuck old-skool hardcore. Vocals – usually shouted, often screamed, rarely sung – are drenched in distortion, while the band alternate between rickety full-throttle punk, proto-metallic breakdowns and the odd moment of palette-cleansing ambient texture. You know, the stuff that makes for a killer punk record. What’s more, it’ll make you feel like your parachute just got ripped wide open by acid rain as you hurtle towards jagged rocks below… but even more exciting than that sounds. ‘Should Punks Be Allies’, they ask, and you may idly wonder whether this is one of the big questions ‘the scene’ (whatever that is) should be posing itself. Difficult to care about stuff like that, though, when you could just stick this on your turntable and pogo a few new holes in your floor. Not sure where the cereal fits in, but this sure is killer." -Will Fitzpatrick.