DIE EULE IM BART DES JUDAS: Self-titled: 7”

Die Eule Im Bart Des Judas plays heavy hardcore punk with a couple decent mosh parts. I really dug how chunky the bass sounded at points on this recording. The tone of the guitars, however, didn’t really do much for me. At least one of the guitars was crazy with effects, sounding more like someone trying to play hardcore riffs on a xylophone while playing Space Invaders. There was also at least one intro riff that sounded way too much like it was trying to be a punk rock version of Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger.” This had a little too much of a gimmicky joke band feel to it, but I wasn’t laughing.

 –Paul J. Comeau (Spastic Fantastic)