CD Reviews

Scheisse Minnelli – A Fifth Of Skatehoven EP

Written by Rich Dodgin

I’m a massive fan of German / Californian skatecore thrashpunkers Scheisse Minnelli, so I was super excited when the ever awesome Nic from Beanies Records got in touch and asked if I’d like to review their latest EP, ‘A Fifth Of Skatehoven‘ !

First up, is ‘Love It Or Leave It‘, a full-speed track of skate-or-die goodness guaranteed to get you up and slamming round the room like a thing possessed!  It’s catchy as hell and I’ve had it stuck in my head since I first heard it.  Check out the official video to see just how damn good this is – 

Both ‘Unwell‘ and ‘Bedtime for Bonzo‘ are the perfect moshpit anthems – each providing a short sonic burst of crossover, with incredible guitar riffs and a relentless slamtastic assault on the senses!

Final track ‘A Fifth Of Skatehoven‘ is a fucked up cover of a track by an old composer you may have heard of, named Beethoven (!).  It’s the perfect ending to this crazy EP, and it shows just how talented these guys are… it shouldn’t work, but it does!

This is another fantastic release from a band that just keep on delivering the goods!  The ‘A Fifth Of Skatehoven‘ EP is available now as a digital download, or as a limited edition purple/blacksplatter vinyl 7″ (see links below) – so what the hell are you waiting for !!

Score: 10 out of 10

AATR Approved


Record Label
Beanies Records / Destiny Records

Release Date
2 December 2016

Track Listing
01.  Love It Or Leave It
02.  Unwell
03.  Bedtime for Bonzo
04.  A Fifth Of Skatehoven

Available from Amazon (US) 
Pre-order (Europe)
Official Facebook
Official website

Line Up
Samuel El Action – Vocals
Michael Porter – Guitar
Marcus Dash – Bass
Marlon – Drums

About the author

Rich Dodgin

I'm an Edinburgh based fiction writer, cat lover, and metal fan. My favourite genre is thrash metal – in particular those bands from the late 80's early 90's Venice Beach thrash / crossover scene, such as Suicidal Tendencies, Excel, Beowulf, No Mercy, and Uncle Slam. I'm also a huge fan of the Indian metal scene, which is producing some incredible bands and albums.

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