DESTRUCT self-titled LP (2020)

DESTRUCT •  self-titled LP (2020)

Grave Mistake Records 

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I’ve been looking forward to this one for a long time. DESTRUCT are from Richmond Virginia and Share the guitarist from ENFORCED. The dude Zack is pretty amazing both as a player and a writer, he seems to be able to do it all. 

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This record is straight up BASTARD worship done pro with some other influences thrown in here and there. For those of you reading this that have never heard the legendary Japanese Hardcore band BASTARD I envy you. I wish I could have my mind blown once again by hearing BASTARD for the first time. Other than BASTARD, I hear DISCHARGE, and most people will snicker when I say this, but I hear early SHEER TERROR vocally.  Obviously, I don’t think that was done on purpose, but I hear a lot of “I Just Can’t Hate Enough” when the singer is screaming along to these vicious tunes. To me everything about this record is perfect. The production is sick, and the drums just pound right through the speakers and keep my head bobbing. The production is spot on.  I can’t imagine I’ll hear another HC record that comes out in 2020 that will have me as excited about it as this one does.  Don’t sleep on this one, hit up Grave Mistake Records or your local record shop to get this one before its gone.  (NW)

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Justin Dratson: JD   Nate Wilson: NW   Matt Average: MA

 

UNDER ATTACK: Through the Blade 7″ EP

UNDER ATTACK • Through the Blade 7” EP

Iron Lung Records 144

August 2019

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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). 

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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. 

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Songs:

Human Spawn

Through The Blade

Mental Collapse

Blood Soaked Eyes 

Dirt Nap

Nothing To Win

(NW)

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Justin Dratson: JD   Nate Wilson: NW   Matt Average: MA