DIS-TANK: D-Beat Machine: Cassette

I loved this, but the mix is kinda crummy. I’m hoping that’s merely a result of the cassette format and the included download code will yield a better-sounding version. Dis-Tank sound like a cross of the U.K. Subs and early Discharge—eminently satisfying hardcore that grabs you by the throat and squeezes, hard, but it’s got a few catchy hooks along the way. After each listen, I feel like I’ve been in a brutal fistfight during which I laughed the whole time I was getting my ass kicked. That’s the mark of quality hardcore! The artwork for the tape may be a bit clichéd in its photographs of WWII-era tanks, devastated cities, and heaps of bones, but I’ll let it go since I liked the music so much. Great work, guys! 

 –Eric Carlson (Kibou)