GRAND COLLAPSE: Self-titled: 7”

A relatively new band from Cardiff/Bristol (U.K.) that delivers three rather stonking tracks of a hardcore variety. The vocals of Calvin Sewell (son of Andrew “Stig” Sewell, formerly of Icons Of Filth) have a Crass/oi like quality to them as he barks out the lyrics, accompanied by a clamorous, yet melodic, din that shifts tempo and direction with ease. The title track, “Grand Collapse,” is a prime example of this and it really does highlight how good this band is. On this evidence, I’d say that Grand Collapse has a promising future and I’m hoping an album is in the pipeline.

 –Rich Cocksedge (Pumpkin, [email protected], pumpkinrecords.co.uk)