ETERNAL 13: Layback Grind: CD

This 13 song release is cool if for no other reason than that the packaging is designed like a giant matchbook. This is driving and noisy and has a little bit of a Black Flag feel to it, although not nearly as intense as I would hope for. The fourth song gets pretty thrashy, but doesn’t manage to kick the energy level over the top. Overall, a cool aesthetic and a cool sound, but something’s missing for me. Also, the lack of lyrics pissed me off. These guys could develop into something monstrous if they keep at it. –Dan Yemin

 –guest (Extravertigo)