SACRED SHOCK: Self-titled: 7″

Hailing from Austin, Texas and featuring members of Army Of Jesus, this new band impressed me quickly. It hits you right in the gonads as soon as the sound pours out of the speakers. I was overtaken by the energy and felt like I was in the comfort of an old friend. It’s hardcore that is tough as nails, but still retains bits and pieces of melody to add character to the charging music. For a modern day reference, this band reminds me a lot of the Swedish band, Victims. The bands share the same intensity and show a genuine drive. Some bands try to sound like they are trying to play U.S. ‘80s-style hardcore and not quite pull it off. Some bands do it right and sound like a band that came from that time period. I classify this band as the latter.

 –don (Schizophrenic)