WEEKEND NACHOS: Punish and Destroy: LP

Going off the name of this band, I was expecting some lame, wacky thrash band. Was I ever wrong! Instead, this duo cranks out some low end-drenched, Infest-influenced hardcore. Fast and thrashy and heavier than hell at the same time. Twenty-six blasts of auditory misanthropy. They shift tempos throughout to keep things interesting, also allowing each song to stand out instead of blurring into the next. The title track is fast then shifts down into an agonizing, slow, lethargic tempo. They also pummel you with “Acceptable Violence,” “Transformed,” “Hated,” and the sort. Lethal.

 –M.Avrg (Cowabunga)