BAD FUTURE: No Permission: CS

I know it may seem like I am a one-man cheer squad at Razorcake for Seattle’s Bad Future, but I can’t help how damn good they are (and for the record, Jim Ruland and I make up a two-man cheer squad for them!). Well, they’re at it again with a self-released cassette that once again shows the quick rate at which the band’s sound is evolving and how they continue to master what ever approach they take. The quirkiness that permeated their debut release, Golden Age, has drifted a long way off to the back burner, showcasing a bludgeoning yet intricate style of hardcore that falls more in line with their latest LP. Angry, yet optimistic. Intricate, yet on the verge of falling apart. Bad Future takes me in two different directions at the same time and I can’t get enough. Easily one of the best bands out there right now! –Ty Stranglehold (Self-released, badfuture.bandcamp.com)