DRAH: Brud: 12” EP

Jul 20, 2021

The latest 12” from this arty hardcore band from the Polish city of Suwałki, Brud borrows as much from jazz as it does from common hardcore tropes. Reminiscent of early emo like Fisticuffs Bluff, the songs are relatively long, with surprising tempo changes. The vocals are spot-on, pushing the tunes forward with an aching sternness. There are only five songs, but it feels more like an LP than an EP since some of the tracks exceed six minutes in length. Pasażer again proves itself a label that not only preserves classics, but also keeps up with contemporary frontrunners. –Art Ettinger (Pasażer)