CRIMINAL CODE: Sacred Hands: 7”

“Sacred Hands” effectively melds hardcore with a deep post-punk undertow, resulting in a tune that is catchy, powerful, and a bit more nuanced than most. The corker here, though, is the flip, “Distressed Dreams,” which churns and bubbles with a bleakness that would warm the darkest death rocker’s heart without sacrificing the adulation of the average punker punter. Monsieur Daryl hepped me to this and damned if he wasn’t right—this be one seriously badass single here. If it ain’t happening already, someone please get a full-length in the works.

 –jimmy (Inimical)