Sep 19, 2013

Mostly slightly-slower-than-raging tempo crust that takes a lot from His Hero Is Gone and Wartorn. The recording is cleaned up a little and there are nods to some Japanese influence, but the songs are unique and hold their own. Some songs like “In the Black” feel a little more modern simply because you can pick out other influences, but, on the whole, this record has sort of a vintage feel to it, right down to the way the sleeve and insert are designed. Lyrics about all the stuff crusty bands sing about. Nothing stupid or hokey, but it would be nice to see someone try and tackle some ideas other than feeling smothered by society. Fans of Profane Existence Records and the like should take to this easily.

 –Ian Wise (Rotten To The Core, [email protected])