EX-BREATHERS: Collision: LP

Sporadic metallic hardcore hailing from Tallahassee, Florida. Reminds me of Ghostlimb except with fewer Viking solos, but every bit as jittery (both bands are dizzying, high impact three-pieces). The songs sink in then hurriedly rush out the fire escape. The start/stop tempos fend off monotony and each shrill pitch floods into the next with skillful calculation. The barrel-chested yells are mixed fairly low blending with the piercing guitars, chugging bass, and fitful drumming—it’s a production quality that retains the rawness and ferocity of live performance. I imagine that these guys crush live. Overall, an impressive debut LP of grim aggression and convulsive experimentation. Recommended for technical hardcore fans looking for blind rage over indulgent showiness. Check the butt rock solos at the door. 

 –Sean Arenas (Living Lost, [email protected])