EMPTY VESSEL: Self-titled: 7″ EP

It’s easy to dismiss these guys as just another thrash band at first blush, what with the haiku lyrics, ADD-worthy song lengths and hyperdrive beats, but there’s a lot more going on in the ten songs showcased here. Buried not so deep in the mire are some interesting ideas, odd song structures, and musical nods to hardcore predecessors who similarly thought outside the box, like Flipper and Rudimentary Peni. Definitely worth a listen, and seeing as there appears to be only 200 copies available, you might wanna hurry.

 –jimmy (Blind Spot)