QUEST FOR FIRE: Self-titled: LP

Metallic hardcore punk with grindcore style vocals. Quest For Fire could easily fit on a bill with Eat The Living. The songs are well played, but not bogged down in showing off what they can do on the fret boards. Instead, everything is aimed at putting together some blazing music (nice reference towards the band name, huh?). The songs and vocals are tight, with a solid punch, and they thrash it out here and there, but it’s more in the mid-tempo range. Heavy without being slow. It’s more about rocking out than going by in a blur.

 –M.Avrg (HS!BF, hsbfrecords.com)