RITUAL CONTROL: No Affinity: 7”

This is scathing metallic SF hardcore punk at its finest. Everything you’d expect from a band consisting of members of No Statik, Condition, and Effluxus among others. No Affinity is clean, tightly wound, a kind of immaculate chaos; chaos that gathers, writhes, explodes with depths of rage, then—just as fast as it begins—it ends. Ethan’s vocals are harsh, tough as nails, but adds a certain emotive quality that lingers and leaves me a bit uneasy. Which is the point. It gets you slightly off kilter. Anything that pacifies has questionable motives. 

 –Camylle Reynolds (Residue)