Saturday, September 19, 2015
Raw Justice- Artificial Peace 7" review
Raw Justice- Artificial Peace 7” review
The band’s first EP set the stage for some good old brutal straight edge hardcore punk- I didn’t think that they could improve on it, yet they did. I didn’t think that one guy belting out some angry shouts backed with thundering drum rhythms could make me want to get violent and mosh, but it did. To top it all off, this record is named after (inadvertently or not) a lesser-known 80s hardcore band from Washington, D.C. The only thing that might have made this record better is if Raw Justice had covered one of their songs. Barring that, this can’t get any better. The guitars are goddamned brutal, the bass chugs along with all the force of a fucking train, the drums are crushing whether they’re fast or slow, and even though the vocalist sounds like Peewee Herman singing Infest songs, I fucking love it. This is one of the best EPs I’ve heard all year. Jaw shattered.