THISCLOSE: Chapter III: LP

Seriouslydon’t get this band. Discharge references galore, a layout that looks like it’s culled from an Abe Froman or Defiance, Ohio record—quick, galloping riffs that toe the line between hardcore and metal and, again, Discharge—and hands down the worst vocals I’ve heard in a long time. Sorry, guys, but holy shit. Relentless operatic falsettos just do notwork here. Whose big idea was this, anyway?   –Keith Rosson (SPHC)