RELENTLESS APPROACH: Notorious Thugs: 7” EP

Heavy and dense hardcore in the realm of Tragedy and From Ashes Rise. Or as a friend of mine has tagged that genre, “epic hardcore.” Three songs that are a massive wall of sound—they must be like a speeding steamroller live. The nasty-as-hell sounding bass at the very beginning reminds me of Lemmy at the beginning of “Ace of Spades”—it has that gritty, filthy, attention-grabbing sound. They also have catchy riffs, but the songs tend to run short. My only complaint is the vocals become one long, guttural wrench, making the words mush. Other than that, it isn’t bad if you’re into epic hardcore.

 –M.Avrg (Berzerker / World Trade, xberzerkerrecordsx.bigcartel.com, relentlessapproach.bandcamp.com)