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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Metal Summer Songs

Posted by on June 17, 2013

Tie for 5th place: M.O.D. “Surfin’ U.S.A.” and Sacred Reich “Surf Nicaragua”

Surfing is a summer pastime, probably second only to baseball as a sport of the season. It’s a given that there would be some songs written about hanging ten, and a few bands stepped up to the plate, or the board, as it were. Following S.O.D.’s disbandment after Speak English or Die due to Anthrax and Nuclear Assault’s success, vocalist Billy Milano formed M.O.D. (for Method Of Destruction). After a pretty funny debut album, the band put out an EP called Surfin’ M.O.D. that instantly found the band hitting bottom. Lampooning surf culture, the throwaway EP featured a handful of covers, including their take of the Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ U.S.A.” There are a lot of classic albums out there – this isn’t one of them. Sacred Reich, on the other hand nailed it with their anti-war song “Surf Nicaragua.” The song also features snippets of the Hawaii Five 0 theme song and “Wipe Out.”

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