LOST CAUSE: Walk Alone: 7″

Really good and solid hardcore punk from these folks. Four songs steeped in undeniable urgency that move at a moderately quick pace. The first two cuts, “Ending Time” and “Swine Generation,” set the tone with their calculated pacing, then on the second side, Lost Cause rip it wide open with “Broken Mirrors Broken Minds,” which absolutely kills! “Employee of the Year” keeps the urgency flowing to the very end. The vocals are raspy and dry, as well as convincing in their delivery. There’s also a female voice used briefly. Musicianship is solid, even when it sounds like the song is about to come undone.

 –M.Avrg (Lost Cause, [email protected])