INJ/SYS: Spoken Word: 7”EP

Jul 06, 2010

INJ/SYS, I guess, is shorthand for Injustice System. What I am certain of, however, is that this record is pretty damn good. Blazing early ‘80s style East Coast hardcore in the vein of Antidote, Abused (both bands get the cover treatment here), YDI, etc. Raw, bare bones, no frills. Just a loud and blistering guitar sound, thrashing drums, and some low end to keep it all together. The vocals are yelled and delivered with some snarl, desperation, and urgency. This is the sort of stuff I think about when I think of what a good hardcore band is supposed to sound like. Fast, distorted, and pissed off are a few of the qualities I look for, and these folks have ‘em in spades. Listen to the very last tracks, “A Colony Civilized,” with its fast and reckless approach, then capped off with the short “No Words.” Then go back and listen to the rest of the record. Can we expect more from these guys? Only three hundred were pressed, so jump on it!

 –M.Avrg (No Reprieve,