WARCRY: Needle Zero Drone II: 7”

Latest slab-o-wax from the long(ish) running Portland crust band Warcry, featuring members of a bunch of other bands. Warcry are one of the better Discharge-by-way-of-Sweden bands (and there is some stiff competition in the genre) and these three songs keep up the aesthetic and energy of their earlier releases. The two songs on the A side are new (or at least new to me), while the B side “Drone” is a different mix of a song that appeared on their last LP. While the style is certainly referential, the production and execution is top notch. This is a solid effort from a group of people that seem to be incapable of making a bad record.

 –Ian Wise (Self-released)