Gride’s introductory tribal drum beats briefly evoked memories of awful, awful bands like Soulfly; memories I’d much rather forget. As misleading as those few seconds were, the rest of their side of the split flows along nicely in a Daughters meets Dillinger Escape Plan sort of way. Sidetracked: I’m just going to say what everyone else is thinking. Hey Sidetracked, Lack Of Interest called and they want their sound back! I jest, of course. The similarities are undeniable, however: stop-on-a-dime bursts of powerviolence and hardcore with the urgency of a straight razor to the veins vocal delivery. I’m sure Sidetracked can take my joke with a grain of salt the same way Lack Of Interest endured the endless Infest comparisons. Great stuff.
–Juan Espinosa (Insane Society, insanesociety.net / sidetrackedhc.blogspot.com / [email protected])