Debut vinyl release from Swedish Hardcore Punks AXE RASH.
This is an absolute ripper!
Fast, abrasive and vicious but always full of intricate, catchy as hell riffs.
The vocals match the guitar tone like sandpaper attached to an electric drill. The drummer sounds like he’s playing two sets at once and hits you from all sides.
Elements of US Hardcore also feature, with time changes and breakdowns throughout but the whole 7 tracks (plus intro) seem to speed by, even on 33rpm, which just makes you want to flip it and spin it all again immediately.
Lyrics surround desperation, stress of slaving in shit jobs, profiteering punks and just an overall nihilism towards today’s scene and lifestyle.