BOOTLICKER: Nuclear Family: 7”

Wowza! If I didn’t know better, I would have thought this was actually a hardcore band from the ’80s on one of those life-changing international comps that so many people, myself included, cut their teeth on back in the day. Sure, there is absolutely some Discharge influence, but not so much as to be just another d-beat clone, with many, many well-timed death grunts. This is contemporary hardcore that clearly knows its history. –Mark Twistworthy (Neon Taste, neontasterecords.bandcamp.com)