MEMORY LOSS: Blackout: 7”

Apt names for both the band and its debut four-track release, as this is hardcore punk which could potentially inflict a concussion on the unsuspecting listener. So much so that it wouldn’t do any harm for this to come with a disclaimer saying, “Listening to this record could impair your ability to function normally.” The guitar sounds more like a huge serrated edge blade ripping through a large concrete block than it does a musical instrument, as it creates a wall of noise which could be mistaken for the beginning of the end of the world. Beneath this mayhem sits the vocals and the rhythm section offering an equally apocalyptic output. Not for the faint hearted. –Rich Cocksedge (Vinyl Conflict, [email protected], vinylconflict.com)