PHANTOM FAMILY: Self-titled: CS

Phantom Family provides four tracks of musically proficient hardcore of the late ‘90s/early ‘00s variety. That is, the songs here aren’t just blasts of noise that would only appeal to punks and hardcore folks. Rather, they incorporate elements that evoke memories of early Clutch records or major label Melvins records, as they get slow, heavy, and kinda heady while remaining fierce and aggressive. Definitely not for the purists, but still pretty damn good. The more I listen, the more I like it, especially the longer tracks that move away from straight-up hardcore sound. –Vincent (phantomfamily.bandcamp.com)