TUHKAUS: Self-titled: 7”

Finnish hardcore duo that reminds me of Crudos with elements of Scandinavian hardcore thrown in for good measure. There are seconds of harmonizing in the guitars that come in at unexpected times and some disjointed, noisy guitar solos that pile more noise on top of the chaos. It rages throughout and strays from the d-beat elements they claim as influences. The recording is nice and clear but still rough around the edges and it’s cut loud as hell. This is a co-release between several labels, but they all look like they’re Finnish, so this may not be easy to come by in the U.S.

 –Ian Wise (Roku)