GAG TAPE: Self-titled: CS

Loud, fast, and reverbed the fuck out, Boyle Height’s Gag Tape are serving up some classic hardcore in the vein of Los Crudos, Spitboy, and GLOSS. I can’t tell if I’m more obsessed with “savior,” a twenty second powerviolence shredder, or “Shut Up and Listen,” a song that feels like its a breakdown the whole way through. Gag Tape is punk as fuck. I don’t know if I’m even punk enough to review this, but for me it’s a 10/10 for a hardcore demo. Stoked to see what’s next for these folks. –Candace Hansen (Jam House)