DEEP SLEEP: Paranoid Futures: EP

Tuneful hardcore with the obvious early ‘80s influence from bands like Jerrys Kids and Descendents, as well as more current bands like Dillinger 4 (especially the chorus to “Static Void”). This isn’t bad, but, at the same time, this lacks the edge to make it stand out and be memorable. The songs tend to blend into one another with largely the same tempo, and there’s no real spark in any of the songs. Maybe live they’re a different beast?

 –M.Avrg (Grave Mistake, www.gravemistakerecords.com)