PERPETUATED: Cursed Earth: CS

Cassettes are a great format for metal. There’s nothing better than an earnest demo. Washington D.C.’s Perpetuated have made an excellent five-song demo outside of the bloat and attitude of the metal scene. The tape delivers apocalyptic themes with excellent growl, first-rate chromatic grind, and solid album art. “Skinwalking Terror” walks the line, displaying brutal death metal riffs with classic thrash sensibilities thrown in. And so the tape continues. It’s a good band to look out for if you’re into Earache-style brutality at punk-ethos prices. –Billups Allen (Born Dead, borndeadrecords.net)