HENRY FONDA / GETS WORSE: Hardcore Is My Life, I’ll Carry the Name: LP

Germany’s Henry Fonda is up first on this split. The name of the game here is speed, although Henry Fonda does like to mix in some slower breakdown parts when they’re not blinding you with whirlwind thrashcore. Gets Worse steps up to the plate and swings wildly. It brutally unleashes song after song of savage grind/thrash with unpredictable stop/start moments. XBrainiaX anyone? The packaging is pretty cool with a photo of a Henry Fonda/Gets Worse tour T-shirt on the front and back cover. The dust sleeve has a photo of the same T-shirt full of holes and stains, presumably resulting from the end of a long tour. I really should mention that this is actually a one-sided split with two separate marked starting points on the record, one of which plays outwardly and the other plays the standard inward way. There are also locked grooves at the end of each band’s set of songs. Confused? You will be.

 –Juan Espinosa (Nerdcore)