VILE GASH: Self-titled: 7″

This is a solid ten-song vinyl debut for Vile Gash. It’s a relentless, gritty, and raw barrage of ‘80s-styled hardcore with all the intensity and audacity of the first Negative Approach 7”. The band uses feedback to blend the songs together, which is motif a lot of bands are doing right now, but it sounds good on this one because they don’t turn the feedback into a focal point until the stops in the song “Incapable” where they let it ring out like an old Floor record. Other highlights include “Mind in Chains” and the ten-second “Who Are You Today?” The first pressing sold out immediately (as per the usual Youth Attack routine), but I think the repress is available now in stores and distros.

 –Ian Wise (Youth Attack)