INSTANGD: Mitt Svar På Ingenting: EP

Nov 16, 2008

I must admit, this took a few listens before I started to dig it. It’s definitely a style of music I think is the bee’s knees: raw European hardcore punk that sounds straight from the late seventies, early eighties. Perhaps it’s the lack of any strong hooks that normally grab on the first listen. So after a few listens it began to reveal itself. The playing is as raw as the recording. The guitar sounds like it’s being played with a tin can lid—jagged and unclean. The distortion is perfect. “Vansinne” had a cool guitar line that’s more unique compared to the other five songs. “Instang” has a riff that is eerily similar to Agent Orange’s “Blood Stains.”

 –M.Avrg (Sorry State)