ASYLUM: Self-titled: 7”

A few seconds of feedback is what passes for the calm before the storm here and the tumult that follows is one that seethes and rages across six tracks on this vinyl debut from this Richmond, VA-based band. Musically, this is clearly influenced by the revered Motörhead / Discharge combination that has served many outfits well over the years and which Asylum employs to good effect, crafting bruising songs that are hammered home with precision musicianship. Apart from the occasional guitar lead sneaking in here and there, this is a band reliant on brute force to drive the music and message home. 

 –Rich Cocksedge (Vinyl Conflict, [email protected], vinylconflict.com)