RIFLE DIET: “Abuse Begets Abuse” b/w “The Affected”: 7”

May 30, 2014

Another release in the Profane Existence Singles Series (the review copy was on black vinyl and I really don’t understand why anyone would want thundering crust on anything else), Rifle Diet delivers two great tracks of what you would expect musically from a Minneapolis-stereotyped Profane band featuring members of In Defence and Garmonbozia. However, Rifle Diet flips it up for us, delivering the ultra-heavy plodding At A Loss-type track as the A-side and saving the thrashing ripper for the B. The raging, distorted lyrics stay topical (cyclical abuse, “the scene”), but are well-written and heartfelt enough to keep you coming back until memorized. As of this review deadline, copies are still available from PE… grab one. 

 –Matt Seward (Profane Existence)