Mid-paced revolution summer-style hardcore which makes use of the same effects pedal that Criminal Code had previously been the only ones to pull off correctly. Add a dash of Dag Nasty, a pinch of Swiz, stir over a high flame and watch the contents boil over: particularly on the final track, “E for Effort.” Goddamn, I say, goddamn! Fans of Give (raises hand!) ought to get in touch, post-haste.
–Juan Espinosa (Blessed State self-released, [email protected], blessedstatema.bandcamp.com)