Saturday, April 4, 2015
Interesting slice of Connecticut hardcore from 1997. Only wax released by the band and only release besides a demo tape. Released on East Coast Empire Records, who continued to put out Reach the Sky, fortydaysrain and Integrity releases through the nineties until the early 2000's.
This 7" has melodic parts, heavy parts and metallic parts. The recording quality and guitar tone and mix brings to mind Hatebreed's "Under the Knife" 7", a record released only a year earlier from possibly the largest CT hardcore group. What really stood out to me personally about the release is the vocal delivery. Anyone from Florida might recognize the vocals are eerily similar to FL's own Axis, on their Rites of Passage 7" released in 2011. I highly recommend this band to anyone who loves that record. There is also plenty of low drowning talking parts on this record. Not to mention just plain aggressive, tough sounding breakdowns that don't come across as stale or uninteresting.
This download includes all four songs and scans of the artwork, insert and labels.
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