GOUGE AWAY: “Consider” b/w “Wave of Mutilation”: 7”

Two new songs from one of the more underrated hardcore bands out there today. “Consider” sounds like if Drug Church was fronted by Meghan O’Neil of Super Unison and Punch. “Wave of Mutilation” is a Pixies cover that doesn’t stray far from the original except for Christina Michelle’s vocals, which are at times a bit raspy (in a good way). It’s not surprising to hear Gouge Away doing a cover of the Pixies since they get their band name from the Pixies song of the same name. The A-side is a little better, but both tunes are solid. Recommended. –Kurt Morris (Deathwishinc.com)