NAILS: You Will Never Be One of Us: CD/LP

The third album from Nails is their most brutal (and their lengthiest—clocking in at an impressive twenty-two minutes). Most of the songs are under two minutes, but the three-piece has expanded their sound with the grinding, sludgy closer, “They Come Crawling Back.” It’s more than a third of the entire album length. For the majority of these ten songs, however, Nails play ferocious, short bursts of hardcore. They obliterate, they pummel, they burn, and then they’re done—on to the next one. The sound is concise, ferocious, and filled with one emotion: anger. If you can get behind all that (and I certainly can) this is the album for you. –Kurt Morris (Nuclear Blast)