IMPALERS: Self-titled: LP

May 30, 2014

Hailing from Austin, Texas and featuring members of Mammoth Grinder and Hatred Surge, Impalers execute punishing buzz saw d-beat with hardcore and metal fringes. The group is reminiscent of Anti-Cimex and Tragedy, but the howling licks are one hundred percent Discharge. This record seems to be crafted by punk vinyl junkies as it attacks without overindulgence and every influence is cohesive, blown out, guttural, awe-inspiring—it all sounds effortless. Yet, Impalers remain tactful in a full-on assault. Nothing is excessively embellished and the production is gleefully raw. The art, which is printed on an immaculate white envelope fold jacket, is appropriately hellish. Sadly, no lyrics are to be had. Highly recommended for heavy music hounds sick of butt rock posturing. 

 –Sean Arenas (Todo Destruido, [email protected] / 540, chaosintejas.bigcartel.com)

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