GAY KISS: Rounded Down: 7”

Sep 20, 2017

Arizona’s Gay Kiss called it quits at the record release show for Rounded Down. It’s a shame, but, fortunately, these four songs capture the band’s stampeding energy. Right out of the gate, “Conceit” sets the tone and prepares the listener for more relentlessly savage hardcore, with a dollop of noise. Alongside Chest Pain, Nasa Space Universe, and Impalers, Gay Kiss should be lauded for crafting hardcore that spits in the face of boring, and at about eight minutes, Rounded Down left me gobsmacked for the entire duration. Pick this one up before it disappears. –Sean Arenas (Sorry State, / Blast House)