from October 1998 Thrust Magazine:
PROJECTILE (Indie: po box 721, Frankfort, IL, 60423)
Oh geezuz H. krist, willya lookit this piece
of trash - and they call that music! Well in my day.... It's not enough that the poor lad's parents burdeoned Johnny with
that unfortunate name, but he don't hafta go around livin' up to it. But there he is on the front cover, chucking his cookies.
Oh very nice. Then there's that racket they call music on the CD thingy inside. No wonder poor Johnny can't sing, he's too
busy emptying his stomach, blowing chunks, decoratin' pavement, fertilizin' the sidewalk, prayin' to the porcelain god, heaving,
hurling anna barfing. The poor sod sounds like the devil hisself growlin' anna howlin'. And don't get me started on the awful
heavy punk noise that's supposed to be the music. It all sounds pretty vile and evil if'n you ask me. Poor Johnny not only
doesn't seem to realize his upchuck problem is due to the boozin', but he seems to glorify it in song (if'n you can call it
that). Somebody needs to take little Johnny behind the woodshed so's this kinda thing don't get in the wrong hands.
from Skratch magazine:
DISTURBING THE PEACE: MIDWESTERN HARDCORE
Like most comp discs, DISTURBING THE PEACE:
MIDWESTERN HARDCORE is a pleaser and a cheeser. The five bands featured (Insult to Injury, Johnny Vomit, Dead End Path, Disavow,
and The Struggle) are thrashers and come with closed fists. The songs that I loved were Johnny Vomit's "Brain Raper" (which
features some cool samples from the NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD movies), Disavow's working-class anthem "Stiff", and The Struggle's
"Law of the Streets". Unfortunately, The Struggle also has the cheesiest moment, a laughable version of Skid Row's "18 and
Life to Go". This disc is an 85%er.
-H. Barry Zimmerman