PREDATOR: “Drag” b/w “First to Know”: 7”

Reminiscent of that era where any band playing shows with punk bands would automatically be labeled hardcore punk. Predator is some sort of odd mix of early Adolescents, later East Coast hardcore that got a bit metal—and I’m pretty sure I heard them say Satan—so, for good measure, we’ll include black metal as well. The A side and B side are radically different flavors. The first is a sloppy pop song and the second is a sludge punk jam. I think both sides are pretty good. I have no idea how the flavors of this single would taste on a full length. So, I guess it succeeds in that I feel obligated to check out more of these guys just to see how these coalesce. –Bryan Static (Total Punk, floridaisdying.com)