VICIOUS CIRCLE: Born to Destroy: LP

Mar 20, 2018

Somewhat legendary ‘80s Aussie HC (full disclosure: I have only heard the split with Perdition from ‘85, though they have a lot of material since) that are swinging for the fence on this new LP. It’s sort of metallic hardcore—sort of like Dead Yuppies-era Agnostic Front or all the stuff that was coming out on Bridge 9 a few years ago. This is not to my liking but it’s competent and well-recorded, and the lyrics go beyond the “for my family” template this style of music seems to follow so well. If you’re looking for raging ‘80s hardcore this is not where you should look, but if you are into more modern metallic HC then this is right up your alley. –Ian Wise (Not Like You,