FUNCTIONAL BLACKOUTS: The Severed Tongue Speaks for Everyone: LP

Judging solely by the name of the group, and paying no attention whatsoever to the cover art, I was totally expecting some bar-punk retread shit, but lordy, I was in no way prepared for this. While most decidedly a “punk rock” band, these kids deal in some of the sickest sounding interpretations of the word—not quite hardcore, not quite rehash-core, not quite art-core, but some inhuman Osterizerized blend of all the above strictly their own—that I’ve heard in quite a while. This is one awesome fucking record.

 –jimmy (Criminal IQ)