ABRAXAS: “Left Behind”/“Enough”: CS

Fierce and unrelenting hardcore with reverb-drenched vocals that sound like the singer’s been forced to bellow with a bucket over his head. It’s a little distracting, but otherwise there’s plenty of ferocity here. A release shrouded in mystery—there’s, like, no information here beyond the band name and song titles. I’m certainly a fan of tapes, but with only two short songs, this essentially amounts to a cassingle, which is a drag. –Keith Rosson (Self-released)