UNDER ATTACK • Through the Blade 7” EP
Six scorchers on this slab to debut this Richmond, Virginia bands first release on vinyl. Some might be familiar with their demo that was released by Bobby over at Vinyl Conflict earlier in the year. The recording on this EP is a little better in my opinion (has more low end in the mix). If I were a RVA band I’d be heading over to ID Zone to have those boys record my band for sure.
UNDER ATTACK is comprised of local RVA dudes and long time hardcore lifers. Yup, members and ex members of MUNICIPAL WASTE, SUPPRESSION, LIMP WRIST, EUCHARIST, HUMAN REMAINS, DISCORDANCE AXIS, DEATHSQUAD, etc. You know this is going to be heavy…
It’s hard to not take notice of the throwback crusty writing style that was so prevalent in the 90s hardcore scene in this band’s music. Everything about this screams of what was going on around 1995-99…..that is except for the lyrics. Alex Copeland is not writing about the typical political “I hate the pigs” , “Fuck Trump” stuff that we are all so familiar with. Instead, Alex is writing personal lyrics about pain and suffering (no its not emo).
This gets me primed and excited to hear the next release they have coming out which is a split 7” with SEEIN RED.
Through The Blade comes with a digital download, some stellar artwork and blood red vinyl. A cool release, by cool people all around.
Through The Blade
Blood Soaked Eyes
Nothing To Win
Justin Dratson: JD Nate Wilson: NW Matt Average: MA