CANDY: Demo: CS

Fast, tight, and loud. It’s raucous hardcore that learned the best lessons from post-punk and metal and stripped them down to bite-sized songs. This tape is one of the best arguments for hardcore that I’ve heard in recent years: seven songs that don’t outstay their welcome with a diverse palette of sounds to carry it through the recording. If these guys were local to me, I’d be sure to catch them every chance I could. Oh, wait, Vancouver is only a three-hour drive. –Bryan Static (Self-released)