ANCIENT SHORES: Self-titled: 7”

I really liked this 7” quite a lot. It’s pretty intensely heavy hardcore. Sounds a lot like Trap Them, or Hope Conspiracy’s Death Knows Your Name in its ability to smother you with layers instead of chasing you down with speed. A very brutal approach. The vocals are gravelly and the music is surgically precise while letting the guitars hang out for a split second to create a little ambience. Good stuff, very neatly packaged, from a killer label.

 –Rene Navarro (A389)