STAPLES IN CARPET: “One of the Same” b/w “In Secret”: 7”

This Seattle trio’s translucent green 7” is stunningly beautiful, and its cover—which stylizes the most iconic image from 1978’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers—made this horror nerd do a happy, little jig. The single itself, “One of the Same,” features the kind of straightforward, gain-drenched guitar work, simple but precise drumming, and angry white guy vocals that will resonate with fans of ‘90s hardcore, then throws in a chuggy, slow-building breakdown to lock down the band’s metal cred. The B side, “In Secret,” blends Staples In Carpet’s punk and metal influences more seamlessly, utilizing the minor chords and disorienting fuzz of an old school horror punk song without compromising their thesis of being pissed the fuck off. 

 –Kelley O’Death (Totally Brainless)