OPEN WOUNDS: Invaders: LP

This Amsterdam band, featuring members of Vitamin X, plays semi-melodic ’80s-style skatecore with no risks taken, unless writing a song about being addicted to record collecting counts as candor. If you’re gonna play throwback hardcore—especially as a grown-ass adult in 2019—you either need to play like you’ve got some steam to blow off, or deliver the jams with a wink to let everyone in on the fun. That’s not happening here. –Chris Terry (Refuse, refuserecords.bandcamp.com, refusemusic.net, [email protected])