It’s getting harder and harder these days to differentiate between what people call hardcore and metal these days. Also, hardcore has spread across the world. Bands all over the world play this style, making it hard—at times—to know what country a band might originate from. Case in point: this band from Finland sounds like a band from the East Coast from the ‘90s: the heavy, metallic bar chords, vocals that are shouted with a grunting tone, and the youth crew background vocals. First thing I thought was Strife meets Sick Of It All. A powerful slap in the face is the first impression I get. The band has a command of their instruments and execute with controlled power. A little bro-ish at times, but I can’t deny my love for bands that are metallic.

 –don (Hell’s Tone)