GOD MODE: Self-titled: Cassette

Late ‘80s-style hardcore with a heavy straight-edge influence: guitar sound, breakdowns, gang choruses, and lyrics that look inward. This isn’t bad, but it’s not entirely “need to hear it again” stuff. That’s not to say there’s not potential here. If they shorten some songs, crank the guitar up in the mix, hone in on making more of a punch, and stray a bit from the formula, then they could be a force to reckon with. If you like bands of the past like Mouthpiece, Turning Point, Chain Of Strength, and the like, then you may want to check these guys out.

 –M.Avrg (God Mode, [email protected])