ALTERED STATE: Self-titled: CS

All of a sudden Denver has this raging and inspiring hardcore punk scene happening. Altered State are the newest and off to a killer start. Five songs of badass mid to fast tempo hardcore punk in roughly five minutes makes for a fantastic demo that is easy to just play over and over again. The band is fronted by Brandee Castillo, who also plays guitar in Denver ragers Sin Cave. Great lyrics and just the type of snotty punk vocal that I prefer hardcore bands to have. The guitar tone is nearly perfect and the rhythm section is top notch already. Cannot wait to see where this band goes as their live show already blows away this recording. –Mike Frame (alteredstatehc.bandcamp.com)