DISCO FOR FERNS, A: Chemical Burn: CD

Good bass and drum duo playing three chord hardcore. The band is billed as grindcore, but the songs on the demo sort of resemble Cryptic Slaughter with a hint of early Dischord vocals at the helm. Maybe they play faster live, but the pace on the demo is more in the vein of pissed-off skate rock. The recording is low-fi. This is what you want to hear when you put on a demo; it sounds urgent and unpretentious.

 –Billups Allen (OBZ8, myspace.com/adiscoforferns)