UNION MADE: Hard Grace: CD

Mmmmm…. May I have another blandwich? What is the story with the majority of what passes for hardcore these days? This is pedestrian, to say the least. I will give Union Made credit for the fact that their vocalist hasn’t sunk to the cookie monster-esque growling that many so-called “hardcore” singers have. You can understand him and that’s good because he seems to have a lot of good things to say. My complaint is the music on this one. It’s all pretty much the same mid-tempo stuff with uninspired guitars. There’s no urgency to it, just ideology put to a beat.

 –ty (Insurgence)