WARRIOR TRIBES: Self-titled: 7” EP

Muscular hardcore with a big, beefy sound whether they’re thrashing it up or opting for some mid-tempo stomp. The bassist’s vocals are reminiscent of Choke from Slapshot on the tunes he’s singin’ and there’s what sounds like a flanger or some similar effect on the guitar to add to the dissonance. Felt my hair try to revert to sixteen-year-old-Jimmy’s much-shorter-than-now coif as this played. –Jimmy Alvarado (Warrior Tribes, warriortribes.bandcamp.com)