ASCEND/DESCEND: Murdock Street: LP

I’m all about the new wave of killer female-fronted hardcore doing the rounds these days. This Boston lot plays charging hardcore, which reminds me a lot of the circa-2001 gear like From Ashes Rise. Down-tuned dueling guitars, no metal; just straight-to-the-jugular hardcore. Sounds more Minneapolis than what you’d expect from Boston but geography be damned, I can dig it. –Tim Brooks (Dead Tank, deadtankrecords.com)