NADIR: Collecting Misery: LP

Given the name and cover art, I pegged this as a dark, crusty hardcore endeavor, but no. Anthemic punk outta Queens with an aiming-for-the-fences delivery, simple but devastating guitar leads, and vocals that veer away from the gruff-but-sensitive template too often employed in this subgenre and go the more straightforward route. Good stuff throughout. –Jimmy Alvarado (Nadir, nadir666.bandcamp.com)