The group's album titles and ability to litter songs with irreverent references to Amish culture can hardly compare to "Amish Paradise," Weird Al Yankovic's hilarious send-up that sampled Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise." Still, the Hostile Omish, much like the Dead Milkmen or the Vandals, coin catchy choruses in songs such as "Lizard up My Butthole," "Who Put Sea Monkeys in Mom's Douche," and "Never Shake My Baby (My Fetus in a Jar)" that are screamed over punk rock guitar chords. While the Hostile Omish's shtick is funny at first, the joke quickly runs thin and isn't sustained over the course of 27 songs. But with a band that knows it's a joke -- "They already know they suck!" writes executive producer and technical consultant Jim Clevo in the liner notes -- there's really no point in criticizing the finer details of its music. The Hostile Omish will keep churning out the barncore, no matter what we say.
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