SOKEA PISTE: Oire: 7” EP

Gotta love a band that veers off the expected path and goes off into unexpected places. By definition (and I imagine by intent) Sokea Piste is a Finnish hardcore band. Rather than offer yet another take on the Discharge template like so many others from that part of the planet, however, they slow things down, ramp up the feedback, and milk the tunes from every ounce of pain they can squeeze out while still keeping intact whatever hooks may be buried within, and the whole thing ends up coming off as dark and brooding yet catchy. Impressive.

 –jimmy (Peterwalkee, peterwalkeerecords.com)