MIDGUT: Chagas for the Enemy: CS

Formerly known as Barbed Wire and playing raw d-beat, this band is now known as Midgut and sound a little more like Lärm or Seein’ Red; much more up my alley. This tape has eight songs of still-raw hardcore punk but the production and performance are even better. Throat-shredding vocals and raging guitars, along with a rock solid rhythm section, drive these one-to-two minute rippers. Midgut, along with Sin Cave and Altered State are making for an incredibly inspiring current hardcore thing happening in Denver. The band is already blowing away this recording with their live show. I simply cannot wait to hear what the next recording sounds like. –Mike Frame (midgut.bandcamp.com)