COLD SORE / LIGHT, THE: Split: 7”

This split is a great introduction to two solid new bands. Cold Sore features members of Shut Up, Altars, and a slew of other bands and plays blistering fast hardcore with aggressive, political lyrics. While I dug Cold Sore, it was The Light that I was most stoked on. In the span of only two gritty and distorted tracks they churn out a barrage of intensity that bowled me over musically. Lyrically, the band’s cold nihilism is dark and bleak, a stark contrast to their name. With members of No Statik and Scrotum Grinder, you’re missing out if you don’t shine a little of The Light on your turntable. –Paul J. Comeau (King Of The Monsters)