REVENGE BODIES: Self-titled: CD-R

Little Rock’s upstarts Revenge Bodies play progressive hardcore and, to be frank, they fucking kill it. Their tight-as-hell riffs have time changes and all sorts of parts to keep me enthralled through all five songs until I ride out on their instrumental outro. It’s hard to believe this is just their demo because they’re such a tight and solid unit. The best hint you get is the rawness of the mix, which probably serves only to their benefit. There are all kinds of piss and vinegar in the singer’s hoarse shouting of the lyrics. And about those lyrics, there are tons of them. Each song is packed full with as many words as a Bob Dylan song, all carefully chosen to spit bile and unleash rage at bosses, warmongers, and the destruction of the earth. I’m all over this. –Craven Rock (Self-released, revengebodies.bandcamp.com)