BLACK HOLE OF CALCUTTA: Self-titled: LP

Jan 19, 2012

Interesting mix of hardcore punk with some powerviolence and crust. At times, I hear Capitalist Casualties, and then other times they sound like a crust band with the semi-metallic breakdowns and scalded-throat vocals. I prefer the speedier, straight-ahead approach, as on the songs like “Parasites.” There’s a lot more urgency in the vocal delivery, and there’s time where he sounds like his voice might crack, or he’s about to collapse, and that only adds to the tension. The song “Lie” is a total ripper that reminds me of bands like Coke Bust. Fast and faster is how it’s structured. There’s some good stuff on here.

 –M.Avrg (Sacred Plague, sacredplague.com)

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