The likes of Cancer Bats and Gallows, Dead Panic walks the line between metal and hardcore. I would have enjoyed this more if the guitar structures were a bit more melodic, instead of just a wall of noise, and if the lyrics were less vague so I could know what I was raging against. Or maybe ambiguity is what they’re aiming for? Still, these are good tracks to pit to even though they sound like they’re missing a double-bass kick.

 –Kristen K (Self-released)