Raw, smoldering, aggressive hardcore punk from Pittsburgh’s Kim Phuc. Completely devoid of any modern trends or clichés within hardcore, Copsucker is a unique record. The band is tight and excels at inserting flourishes amongst the blunt but captivating rhythms. Here is a band that’s relying on themselves and their musicianship, instead of tricks that so easily get played out. Here is a band with style and a desire to create truly fucked punk. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy for bands like this to be underappreciated. Hopefully that doesn’t happen with Kim Phuc. If you’ve ever daydreamed about a hardcore Toys That Kill, check this band out.
–Daryl Gussin (Iron Lung)