This thrashing hardcore demo sounds on target. It’s good stuff. It’s difficult to make out the dynamics of the band because of the lo-fi nature of this recording, which sounds like these guys used one microphone to record themselves live. Track three, “Fuck You,” sounds hard-hitting and catchy. It makes me want to hear what these guys could do if they got in the studio. The bonus tracks on this tape make it even more worth the listen with a strange cover of “California Dreaming” followed by some unrecognizable disco. Perhaps Criminal Trap was going eco friendly and recorded their demo on a recycled tape?
–N.L. Dewart (Isak, [email protected])