By Janiss Garza
Updated February 08, 1991 at 05:00 AM EST

The most surprising aspect of WWIII’s heavy-handed, R-rated thump-and-grind is that it was allowed to be foisted on the public. This self-titled debut is one of the first releases of Hollywood Records, a subsidiary of the Disney Company. Keep in mind, however, that there is absolutely nothing cute or cuddly about this quartet — and there is little of quality to boot. WWIII is loaded with unappetizing sexual innuendo, clichéd metal riffing, and gruff roars that are apparently meant to be menacing. Other than the unintentional humor behind its Spinal Tap-ish approach, the record has little redeeming value. Is this the way Hollywood Records chooses to introduce itself? Releasing an unpalatable heavy metal band is a bizarre and unwise choice for a label that wants to compete with the majors. D