CRUNKY KIDS, THE: In the Face of Death of Death: 7”EP

So I looked up the word crunky on the interwebs and, apparently, The Crunky Kids might be named after a crunchy Japanese chocolate treat. Or perhaps crunky means “good smelling pot,” as suggested awkwardly by a pal on social media. Or, better yet, a dictionary’s short description of a monkfish. I might never know! As for their music? The vocals ruin this. It sounds like a slow scraping of nails on a chalkboard to the churn of metallic hardcore. Tough on the ears and also the psyche. –Camylle Reynolds (My Mind’s Eye / Hibachi-022 / Distort Everything)