FUCK IT I QUIT: In the Shadow of Extinction: 7” EP

Ensign’s singer has a new band, one—surprise!—that’s doling out doses of feral hardcore. The band keeps the songs short—the longest clocks in just shy of two minutes, the shortest around five seconds and the majority of the rest rarely breaking the one-minute mark—and flailing while covering topical lyrical material. The metal is kept well in check and, though they sometimes feel like unfinished thoughts, the songs are quite good. –Jimmy Alvarado (Refuse, refusemusic.net)