Guttural, John Brannon-esque vocals backed by fist-pumping hardcore punk in the vein of Out Cold. It’s thick as steak, and just as juicy. Frustration and anger are pretty common themes for punk songs, but I particularly appreciate their track “Snowbound” which is a blunt attack on people who complain about Toronto’s weather, “Shut it up / Suck it up / If you don’t like it / Move.” If you need something to warm you up, Hassler is white hot. Features members of Brutal Knights and Reprobates.
–Daryl Gussin (Deranged)