After an impressive demo and 7”, Seattle’s Criminal Code unveil a 12” of their triumphant take on early Killing Joke-influenced mid-paced punk. Catchy, though not at all poppy, Criminal Code keeps things interesting by incorporating a unique guitar sound into a style of punk that is all too often just basic and stale. The Northwest has been very generous with talent as of late and Criminal Code is no exception. Recommended.
–Juan Espinosa (Inimical)