INVERSION: Basement Demo: Cassette

This semi-crusty demo from Portland features seven excellent tracks in the vein of Dis Sucks or early emo hardcore like Heroin. The vocals are too low in the mix for my taste, but that’s likely more a byproduct of the lo-fi nature of the recording and less of an intentional act. Surprising tempo changes and polished musicianship separate this demo from most other bands’ early recordings. I look forward to hearing future releases from Inversion. Even their logo rules, and what band couldn’t use a slick logo? 

 –Art Ettinger (Self-released,