Hmm. While Dom at A389’s tastes usually cut right to my core, the appeal of the entire powerviolence genre has always eluded me. It appears that it serves only to amplify the elements of the dark, heavy hardcore that I so adore to cartoonish proportions, eliminating any cohesive feel and creating an almost humorous result. And if there’s one thing I see no room for in hardcore, it’s humor (i.e. the name Weekend Nachos…). Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a humorless man by any means, but leave that shit to the thrash and pop punk cats and keep hardcore hard. That said, people are going bananas for this band, so fans of the genre will probably be way jazzed. That just doesn’t include me.
–Dave William (A389)