BROKEN DEAD: Extent of Pain: CD

I’m impressed by how polished and extensive this CD is for something self-released. Lots of artwork, full lyrics sheet. It’s clear this band is throwing everything they have into it and that comes out in the recording, too. Totally enjoyable metal/hardcore combo with great vocals and some killer double bass action in a few places. There are some great moments of more melodic guitar work, tempo changes, and quick breakdowns that add texture to what would otherwise be a really straightforward record. This is the kind of band a scene could build up around; totally committed and creative enough that it’s clear they are just getting started. –Theresa W. (Self-released)