RED CHORD, THE: Fused Together in Revolving Doors: CD

I never thought I’d be grateful for receiving a modern hardcore record in my review pile, but after the other piles I’ve reviewed, this sounds great. Think metallic hardcore – the really brutal stuff. Think power violence. Think grindcore. Think Carcass. Think Entombed. This seems to fall just on the punk side of death metal and only because the contact email address begins and ends with X. With that said, if I hadn’t just finished listening to three albums which consisted of the most mealy-mouthed, treacly pop-punk I’ve heard in weeks, I probably wouldn’t like this either, but right now, it seems like a shot of atropine straight to the chest.

 –scott (Robotic Empire)