PITFALL: Self-titled: 7”

May 20, 2014

Tough-as-nails hardcore from Illinois. It’s muscular and pounding, but retains a tunefulness that pushes the gang vocals into oi territory. I’m hearing ‘80s NYHC like Life’s Blood, maybe a couple pre-Rollins Black Flag riffs, and the sound of cinderblocks turning to powder. That’s Ebro from Charles Bronson on the mic…and drums. I think this is their demo, missing a couple songs. 

 –Chris Terry (Deranged)