DAMAGERS: Self-titled: 7”

Sep 26, 2018

Chuggy and relentlessly abrasive, Damagers’ debut EP delivers five songs of crushing hardcore. The execution is so by the book that it feels well-studied, almost academic (these Torontonians must have earned high marks in Hardcore 101). Songs like “Gimme Damage” and “Parasites” are at once familiar (sometimes sounding like long-lost Negative Approach tracks) and invigorating—there’s nothing wrong with that. –Sean Arenas (Deranged, derangedrecords.com)