BEYOND PAIN: Born to Die; Why Are We Waiting?: 12”

This Los Angeles band is classified as hardcore but to someone who listens to a lot of heavy music, the only things not typically metal about this record are the song lengths. This record rides the line between thrash and death metal, complete with double kick and blast beats. That said, these are four excellent, well-played and expertly recorded metal songs with heavy-as-fuck riffs and a bleak reflection of a doomed existence. –Chad Williams (Atomic Action!,