CATHOLIC GUILT: Self-titled: LP

A heady mix of “classic” hardcore, arty sensibilities, and a deep, dark undertow from a seriously good Austrian unit. The tempos are kept right around second gear and the song lengths are trim, but they cram a helluva lot of chord structures, droning guitars, and really good ideas in every available space. At times, I’m hearing early Die Kreuzen and TSOL mixed in equal measure, which is no small feat. Really fuggin’ impressive this is and an instant fan am I.

 –jimmy (Dirt Cult)