WITS END: Self-titled: 7″

Loud, hard, and fast. To many, that is the formula for punk, and for many punk bands, it’s a great equation. Wits End manage to break the mold, providing four songs which are undeniably punk and hardcore, while not being hardcore punk. It’s very heavy on the bass lines, emotional vocal delivery, and sparse lyrics, which leave you reaching for conclusions which aren’t there. I really dig how this is recorded. It sounds just muffled and distant enough to make you really listen and pick up the heavy, urgent vibe. These guys are from Oslo, Norway, which might be why this music is so fitting for these cold and windy nights. Something you might want to cuddle up with if you want to grind your teeth until you drift off.

 –Rene Navarro (Adagio 830)