PROTESTANT: Reclamation: 12” EP

Protestant are pretty prolific. Seems like they have a new record out every few months. I’ve liked everything I’ve heard from them so far. On this record they have drifted just a little more in the metal direction, especially in the guitars, which have that black metal coldness and buzzing bee sound. But, at the heart, it’s still hardcore (not crust). The title track is a crusher! The delivery is fast and urgent, but what really knocks me on my ass is the piano that comes in at the end. It gives the music more emotional depth and conveys the mood much stronger. I also like how the lyrics in each of the songs create visuals and have a stronger poetic edge.

 –M.Avrg (Halo Of Flies,