Nov 21, 2014

Resist Control—who feature former and current members of NY mainstays such as Running For Cover, John Brown’s Army, and Gas Chamber—play a frantically paced interpretation of the fastcore genre with the absence of the prototypical screaming pterodactyl or gurgling cookie monster vocals in favor of a confrontational-styled shouting. First impressions bring to mind powerviolence revivalists Burn Your Bridges or Low Threat Profile, but a closer look under the hood reveals manic, shredding guitar parts a la Stikky sans the humor. The guitar notes are a lot more melodic than what is customary for this genre, but they work surprisingly well here. Glad I kicked the tires on this one.

 –Juan Espinosa (Feral Kid / Peterwalkee, no address listed)