OVER VERT: Gagging + Swallowing: CD

This is seven songs of spastic and twisty hardcore. This band seems to fall right between The Bronx and Drive Like Jehu on the sonic spectrum. Musically, this is heavy bass pushed to the front, twisty and ominous guitar lines that often turn to feedback, poundy drums that constantly shift beat, and frantic vocals that are probably going to induce a trip to the throat specialist before long. This is recorded by Steve Albini, which you can tell in the signature “playing in a big empty room” mix he excels at. This is a short but sweet album that would probably be at home on Amphetamine Reptile if it still existed.

 –Adrian (Renova)