I believe the LP version of this was released a couple of years ago. So, I’m not sure if the tracks on the end of this CD from the Path of Destruction split are bonus tracks. But we do have the internet and I find that this CD is being released to coincide with the band’s new full-length titled Prepare for the Cold, which introduces a new singer. It’s angry-as-fuck, spitting-vinegar female vocals over crusty d-beat that pummels along at a raging pace. At breaks in some of the songs, the vocals are sung with a sort of sorrow that changes things up. But the vocal attack is pure mean. The band, on top of playing fast, does go into metal territory at moments but it doesn’t overwhelm the songs. They focus on compassionate lyrics on topics that are not light or fun: commentary of things that they question. Now I have to put the new one on the shopping list. So many releases, so little money.
–don (Profane Existence)