I liked Boxkite’s 2013 demo featuring four tracks of crisp, melodic hardcore, hence I was quick to order this on its release. However, in the intervening time, the band has all but discarded the tunes in favor of a more forceful approach. A mass of brooding basslines accompany a guitar which adds a hefty crunch into the mix, resulting in an impact not too dissimilar to concrete hitting bone. Gears are shifted up and down throughout and there’s a palpable sense of anticipation generated as the slower passages gain momentum before heading into a more frenetic onslaught. Good stuff.
–Rich Cocksedge (Tangled Talk, [email protected], tangledtalk.com / Boslevan, boslevanrecords.co.uk)