SLAUGHTER RULE: Demo 2018: CS

While I do not abide the cassette format, this EP (as listened to online) hooked me after a couple listens. While I will always despise the intentionally lo-fi approach to recording and mixing (make the band sound as big as they do live!), I can still hear the energy and urgency of this Chicago band. Old school hardcore played proficiently and with an obvious knowledge and reverence of the past, but with relevant lyrics and a forceful vocal delivery that would have even more impact if not in the red. Catharsis via hardcore. Now, more than ever. –Chad Williams (Self-released, slaughterrule.bandcamp.com)