ISOTOPE: Wake Up Screaming: CS

The singer of this Oakland band does the same barfy burp scream thing at the 0:24 mark on the first two songs, which threw me for a “Groundhog Day”-style loop, and kinda enforces the routine nature of what’s going on here. Still, I’m happy to be stuck in a rut if the routine involves banging out catchy crust anthems with melodic leads. Four songs, one of which is an Anti Cimex cover. –Chris Terry (isotopehardcore.bandcamp.com)