AGITATED: Self-titled: EP

Mar 07, 2013

Agitated dish out primarily mid-tempo hardcore punk that has occasional bursts of speed here and there. There’s a particular rawness and purity in their playing. They make no obtuse observations lyrically, opting to give it to you straight in songs like “Gender Issues,” “First World Problems,” and “Dead in the Head.” I like “I Need My Fix” on here because it stands out a little from the rest in the way the vocals are delivered, and the playing is a little lighter. It also gives the heavier and hardcore songs more “zing” as a result. Good effort. I would hope there’s more to come; with a little extra fire in their sound, they could be a force to reckon with.

 –M.Avrg (Helta Skelta,