THEM MARTYRS: Wretched: 12” EP

What happens when you extract the heaviness of Botch, the depressing mood Buzzoven puts you in, and the best metal-influenced guitar licks carried over from the last Doomriders album? You get a quality metalcore record without the glossy cover magazine posturing or the boredom brought on by dozens upon dozens of open-air festival bands who can’t seem to understand that heavy music is just no good without up-to-par songwriting. Great stuff.

 –Juan Espinosa (Randall / Girth / Champion Edition)