Constant Source of Disappointment, often shortened to the initials C.S.O.D. are a four piece Thrash Punk Metal band formed in Blackpool in 2004. Final Insult, released in May 2015, is the third and final E.P. in their ‘666 Trilogy’. Lead vocalist Ligzig Rightguard said “Since we formed as this line up in 2011, we set ourselves the challenge to write and record a collection of self-penned songs within the next three years; songs that would focus on who we are, what we do and our best friend, Captain Morgan’ The trilogy is now complete and consists of ‘Beginning of the End’ (2012), ‘Going Nowhere’ (2013) and ‘Final Insult’ (2015). Three 6 track EPs hence the 666 number of the beast!
The first time I heard CSOD was on The Roxx Show on TBFM Online, I can’t remember which song it was now, but I liked them and was reminded of the Anti-Nowhere League, whatever the song was it isn’t on this EP (well ‘So What!’ I hear you saying!). Instead I was reminded of bands like Exodus and Mastodon and thought the vocals were done in more of a speaking style than actual singing, think of Tenacious D’s Tribute. The vocal style suits the music with it’s heavy drums and bass teamed with searing riffs.
Opening track Be Ready was something like I imagine a hybrid of MSG’s Armed and Ready and Toxic Waltz by Exodus to be, some great superfast riffage in this one. Ride The Storm with it’s changing tempo and some energy charged riffage has a Chrome Division vibe say No Bet For Free from their ‘Infernal Rock Eternal‘ album. Sexsomnia reminded me of October 31, with it’s court themed lyrics including ‘All rise’ ‘Court in session’ and ‘Clearly guilty’ I’d have to say The Verdict but it’s more of a general similarity to some of their songs and vocal style than any specific track. The last track on ‘Final Insult’ is Game Over, and it is ‘Game Over’ for this trilogy but far from being a constant source of disappointment it was a pleasure to listen to. Final Insult? Of course there are a few profanities thrown in along the way but that’s only to be expected and if you’re a fan of bands like Mastodon, Exodus or any of the others mentioned then give CSOD a punt or a pound or two – you won’t be disappointed!
Highlight Track – Be Ready
Track List (Back Cover)
Ligzig Rightguard (Vocals)
Cuffi Love (Lead Guitar/Vocals)
Our Jupes – (Bass/Vocals)
Big Red (Drums)