THIS IS HELL: Warbirds: EP

Solid youth-crew hardcore from these guys. If you like Bane, and the current stream of bands along those lines, then you’re bound to want this, if you don’t already have it. The musicianship is tight as hell, with a beefy guitar sound and strong drumming. The vocals are a little distracting at times. They sound cracked, despite the gravelly delivery. However, the lyrics are good, and above the usual standards of this scene. The Warzone cover of “Crazy, But Not Insane” is not bad, but their cover of Inxs’s “Never Tear Us Apart” is atrocious. Everything was going good, and along comes that song… Ouch!

 –M.Avrg (Think Fast, thinkfastrecords.com)