The Boar Hunter side of this excellent split reminds me of the classic crust punk 7”s by Dis Sucks. Boar Hunter plays brutal hardcore with harsh vocals that somehow still is incredibly melodic and catchy. They’re apparently a super group, consisting of members of Apeface, Saros, and Uzi Suicide. This better not be a one-off project, because they’re a great throwback to a loveable type of hardcore that flourished in the 1990s but didn’t stick around like it should have. Monterey’s Razorhoof play a form of hardcore heavily influenced by early emo hardcore bands like Heroin. You’ll want to forego showering for at least a couple of weeks after spinning this inspiringly gritty crust release.
–Art Ettinger (Vinehell, vinehell.com)