INCISIONS: Bliss: LP/CD

A tough one here. I like Incisions and I was looking forward to hearing this but it’s left me feeling a bit cold. I commend the band for pushing its boundaries into newer areas at times but I find everything just washing over me, with none of the dozen tracks leaving any mark, be it favorable or negative. The one thing that does irk me is the sound quality. I know it’s a hardcore band but there’s a muddied roughness which annoys me, as I find it detracts from the songs. Not often that I don’t like a TNS release. –Rich Cocksedge (TNS, [email protected], tnsrecords.co.uk)