CAREER SUICIDE: Machine Response: LP

Hardcore has so many subgenres that the suffix “core” has come an almost universal way of denoting a branch in genre. I’ve lost track of all the types of hardcore, and personally I am not too worried about it. I know what I like, and when it comes to describing it, I can’t do better than to reference Toronto’s Career Suicide. Long thought to have called it a day (other than the occasional show or two), these Canadian legends have come back with a vengeance with Machine Response, and the timing couldn’t be better. We need to rage. We need the adrenaline rush. We need smart, well-crafted songs that explode at precisely the right moment but never feel contrived. We need that dash of almost pop-like sensibility, but we need it coupled with screaming guitars and vocals that ride the perfect balance of snot and yell. Now more than ever, we need these eleven songs from one of the best bands ever to blow the roof off of a venue. We need Career Suicide! –Ty Stranglehold (Deranged)