CRIATURAS: Espiritu de Libertad: 12” EP

Nov 13, 2013

Great Scandinavian/Japanese-inspired hardcore punk from Austin, TX which comes storming out of the gates at full speed without a single dull moment to be heard on this slab of wax. Fierce female vocals are front and center with fully enraged screams that also show range with a little melody and grace eerily similar in style to those of Chitose from the Comes. Actually, the more I listen to this, the more it sounds like the Comes if they hailed from Sweden and not Japan. I’ve been seeing Criaturas’ records here and there for a while now and never bothered to pick one up, but that’s about to change because this album left me wanting to hear more. I highly recommend this one, friends!

 –Juan Espinosa (Residue, no address listed)

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