EASY PREY: Relentless Struggle: 12”

Absolutely punishing six-song 12” EP from this Austin, Texas band. While this is generally what people refer to as “noise rock” these days, this has a vein of melody running throughout that you don’t always find, buried amongst the rumbling heaviness of the rhythm section. These songs are firmly rooted in punk and hardcore and sound as such but with use of spacial, post-hardcore/post-metal guitar influence to make things more interesting. Throw it all together with some vocal chord-shredding vocals and this simply crushes as a result. This is destined to be one of my favorite records of the year. Very, very highly recommended. –Mark Twistworthy (1407, 1407records.bandcamp.com)