LIFE LIKE: Savages EP: 7”

Life Like, from St. Louis, Missouri, play vomit-inducing blown-out hardcore. The singer grunts and howls like an exhumed Darby Crash, which isn’t particularly groundbreaking. But the guitar tone is what saves this otherwise average 7”. The guitars blanket the pulsing drums in fuzz, almost like Cult Ritual. Yet, Life Like sounds like they cherry-picked the qualities of better bands, but forgot to sprinkle in something new, something original. With lyrics like “I’m a walking disease” and “I’m an animal” and “I’m caught in a system,” Life Like compels me to say, “I’m not impressed.” 

 –Sean Arenas (Deranged)