TORTURE GARDEN / THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE: Decadencetomb: 7” EP

Torture Garden: Thrashy crust in the dual-vocal mode, neither of which are particularly intelligible. Loud, gallopy, pissed. The World Is A Vampire: A mix of goth, crust, and pummeling grindcore that somehow works. Their last song even throws in a bit of ’90s alt-rock influence. Strange, but effective. –Jimmy Alvarado (IFB, ifbrecords.com)