Fast melodic hardcore, just like mom used to make. Unfortunately, nostalgia doesn’t get better with age. All the things that made melodic hardcore unmemorable and rather bland are still in effect. Maybe it’s just the minimal nature of an EP, but I don’t find this format to be particularly becoming to this brand of ultra-speedy thrash punk. The standout track here is clearly “Unintelligent Design,” which has the band showing off their Propagandhi chops in full force. If they can reach that level of songwriting on their next effort, they might have something here.
–Bryan Static (Self-released, orenthalmusic.bandcamp.com)