Hemdale – Rad Jackson (2002)

Rad Jackson is a collection of tracks from splits that Hemdale did with various bands over the years. Personally, I’d rather get out there and listen to the splits, but as time goes on and life goes on I find that task more and more impossible. There’s just too many good bands!

Luckily, Rad Jackson is a fucking great compilation and showcases the strength of Hemdale as a grindcore band. The flow, as with most of these things, is a bit piecemeal, but unlike a lot of collections it doesn’t get bogged down or fizzle out as the timer goes on. Hemdale’s sessions here are completely solid, bowel-churning grindcore. Fabulous.