DEAD ENDING: Shoot the Messenger: LP

Another doozy of a release from this juggernaut, dropping in at full throttle and rarely letting up until it decides you’ve had enough. Some of the stuff here sonically comes closest to Articles Of Faith as I’ve heard ‘em get, with articulate, intelligent, and fiery thrash blasts giving way to noisy pop-tinged hardcore, all delivered with diamond cutter precision. These cats continue to fire on all cylinders and it’s absolute folly not to pay attention now, when they’re active and vital, and instead perpetuate the fetishization of a “golden” era that wasn’t. –Jimmy Alvarado (Alternative Tentacles)