BLACK SPIRALS: Consuming the Rests: CD

Nine tracks of brutal metallic hardcore in almost as many minutes. They have a very American d-beat kind of vibe, which isn’t something I would expect to come from Paris, France where they apparently hail from. This is good stuff if you like your punk rock to be of the “shirt off in the pit” variety. I would personally like the songs to be a bit longer and fleshed out further with some breakdowns, but to each their own. Still good stuff, provided you don’t mind leaving your CD player on repeat.

 –Garrett Barnwell (SBS,