MALCRIA: El Reino de Lo Falso: 12” EP

Blown-out and steeped in feedback hardcore punk from Mexico City. They blend elements of Discharge with crustcore with present-day Japanese hardcore with Scandinavian brutality for their own sonically destructive means. Malcria display their intensity not so much in speed, which is there, but with a relentless approach to everything. Even their mid-tempo breaks have a boiling energy that’s ready to blow at the slightest provocation. They are also unbelievably catchy at times (“Si Es Fácil No Vale,” and the title track are good examples), which is a testament to their ability to knock you on your ass while ensuring these songs burrow in to your mind. –Matt Average (Iron Lung, ironlungrecords.bigcartel.com)