SSS 'Manipulated Living'
Formed in Liverpool in 2005, SSS (Short Sharp Shock) are an uncompromising crossover outfit with three albums on Earache Records already under their belts, alongside years of venomous live shows and an urgent socio-political message that is more important today than it ever was. With a background that is deeply rooted within the UK hardcore underground, SSS truly embody the 'crossover' tag; bringing an aggressive hardcore attitude, punk/crust defiance, metal precision and grindcore's raw intensity. The band's gritty style draws from such heavyweights as Discharge, DRI, Napalm Death, Infest, Terrorizer and Motorhead. Nonplussed as always; the enraged lyrical content of SSS rails against a misanthropic modern age whilst never losing that self-effacing sarcasm that can cut the self-righteous to the quick. Here is a band that asks you to finally open your eyes and look around.