WARTHOG: Exterminate Me: 7”

This record has grown on me a lot since I first listened to it. It’s got a very modern hardcore vibe and this band very well could have been from Florida four years ago instead of New York now. I kind of feel like despite all the influences they claim, the band is more informed by recent hardcore than they are whatever obscure Japanese bands they point to themselves. There’s nothing wrong with that and this record is good, but there seems to be a little more focus on form over function with this band—if you know what I mean—and I think that the way the label and some internet nerds describe this record should just let it be what it is without a lot of needless references to the demo tapes they downloaded from whatever blog is getting all the hype at the moment.

 –Ian Wise (Katorga Works)