NO STATIK: Earhammer Soundsystem: LP

I have to admit, this is my first time listening to No Statik, which might greatly set expectations as to what they really sound like, because this is a re-mix (originally released on cassette by the band) of their Everywhere You Aren’t Looking LP originally released on Prank. It’s intense Bay Area hardcore that gets reworked with techno beats, noise blasts, interludes, and warped sounds (at one point the vocals are slowed, or something, and sound like an obscure black metal vocalist), and more. This makes for a more interesting listening experience than just putting on a hardcore record and letting it rip. Which is great to do, but it’s good to throw a wrench in the works and upend your usual listening experience. You will be doing yourself a great disservice by ignoring this. –Matt Average (25 Diamonds, 25diamonds.com)