Moral Void are such an underrated band. Seeing this band play to like seven people and completely shred like nothing matters is really humbling. This is their second release and it’s grittier than the last, but sounds more like their live sound than their solo 7”. They play this really good crusty metal/punk hybrid with really unique riffs. Very straightforward drumbeats make a good backbone to their sound. Young And In The Way aren’t so underrated and have gotten their fair share of hype in the last year or so, but I’d say they are “appropriately rated.” This side is a lot dirtier than their LPs (which doesn’t translate as well as the Moral Void side), but I kind of like the sound and fits in well with their black metal vibe. There are about fifteen different versions of this record, so you’ll be doing a lot of thinking about what color you want.
–Ian Wise (Headfirst, headfirstrecords.limitedrun.com)