SPITTING TEETH: Don’t Believe the Hype: 7″

I don’t listen to a lot of straight-ahead hardcore anymore. Sometimes it seems like there’s only so much that you can do within the parameters of a minute-long song. You can only be so fast and so divergent when you’re stuffing eight songs into a seven-inch. But bands still come along and add new wrinkles to hardcore, and when they nail it, it’s fucking cool. Spitting Teeth is one of those bands. They find ways to let a little air breath into a fast-as-hell song and throw cool bass lines or drum fills into the wall of noise. They’re like DS-13 in that way. And, like Negative Approach, they do have a lot of power and anger without being overwhelming. Most importantly, even though they stick within the parameters of minute/minute-and-a-half long songs and they do have an eight-song seven-inch here, they also find something new within those parameters.

 –sean (Havoc)