HOW WE ARE: Self-titled: CD

This is straight edge hardcore from the Northeast. You can’t understand a word, even with the lyrics sheet. The music is tight, concise, chunky riffage. Growing up, I heard my fair share of Gorilla Biscuits, Token Entry, Earth Crisis and assorted other NE straight edge bands. While this release has the energy and passion of fists raised with black X’s, I still prefer to pound a beer and fight other causes, like say, senseless war for instance. Revelation could totally release this: good stuff, albeit not for me.

 –buttertooth (Stop Whining, Start Winning)