EASY PREY: Relentless Struggle: 12”

Easy Prey’s debut release hit hard but this follow-up takes things a step or two further. For all intents and purposes, it sounds as if the band took to the studio with a desire to knock down all surrounding walls with whatever noise it could conjure. The recording has a sparse quality to it—resulting in some space between the component parts—and this is one of the improvements over its previous work. If anything, this is what has given Easy Prey more of a destructive sound. It’s sort of a cross between Shellac and Big Black but with a double helping of rage. I’d hate to see how the recording studio looks now. –Rich Cocksedge (1407, 1407records.com)