PLURAL BEING: Self-titled: CS

Some dirty, thick hardcore for fans of existential despair. A pretty easy sell, honestly, and Plural Being does the discordant-to-slightly-melodic thing well enough, though the screaming gets to be monotonous. When they veer off course into blast beats (“Grey Man”) and atonal guitar (“No Life Hack”), there’s the glimpse of something fresh. Standard angry malaise, but with potential. –Matt Werts (IFB, ifbrecords.com)