The gang from Creepsylvania known only as Ghoul know how to have a good time. With multiple releases and tours under their belts, these freaks have been at it for awhile. Back again on Tankcrimes Records, Ghoul brings us an EP of covers appropriately titled Intermediate Level Hard-Core.

It wasn't much of a surprise to me that the band chose five songs I wasn't familiar with. So at least in that aspect this all seemed like new music to me. They start off with a cover of Gwar's "Americanized" featuring Oderus Urungus himself on guest vocals. Kind of odd to have someone in the band you are covering featured on the track, but whatever, this isn't a band to be taken too seriously. "Blow Up The Embassy" follows and is probably my favorite track our of the five. A Willful Neglect song titled "E.M.S. & D" follows and is over before I knew it. Nothing special there other than a cool quick solo mid track. "Propaganda Control" by N.O.T.A. is next and unfortunately very boring. To close out the record they chose "Proud To Be Canadian" by Dayglo Abortions, but they changed it to "Proud To Be Creepsylvanian", very clever. It is one of the better songs on the record, but another that is over before you know it. In fact this whole EP flies by quick. At around 8 minutes you'll miss it if you blink.

Don't worry though because this is a completely non-essential EP. If you are a superfan of Ghouls fun and fast mash up of death/thrash and hardcore then it might be worth it. Otherwise I can't find a reason why they would press this onto 12" vinyl based on its contents.