ANCHOR: Distance & Devotion: CD/LP

Swedish vegan straightedge hardcore that uses the line, “Like a hammer smashing through my chest.” The eleven songs on Distance & Devotion sound like something that would’ve come out on Bridge 9 a few years ago—generic, forgettable, and uninspired. It seemed as though over the entire thirty-four minutes the band was phoning it in: dry vocals, tired riffs, and a sound I’ve heard way too often over the many years I’ve listened to and reviewed hardcore music. 

 –kurt (Gaphals)