SHARDS: Self-titled: LP

Dark, atypical hardcore with even darker lyrics about suicide, “breeders,” religion and so on. The songs often have a herky-jerky quality to their structure and a surprising “big” sound to them. They’re also oddly catchy and layered with lots of bits that will give those expecting a more straightforward slam-a-thon experience a bit more to chew on, which is never a bad thing.

 –jimmy (Sorry State)