Saturday, April 23, 2016
Forged By Hate- s/t EP review
Metalcore-influenced hardcore is often not a genre I enjoy, but I'll be damned if this isn't one fucking badass EP. The vocals are ferocious, the guitars are heavy as hell, the songs all flow naturally (no blatantly inserted fight riff/spinkick breakdown moments), and the lyrics are catchy, relatable, and not at all cheesy. I was impressed with this- not a bad moment on it. It manages to have hardcore riffs and headbang moments without diving into full-on metalcore, and the stylistic output of the band is pretty gnarly too. Music to swing a microphone stand at your friend to- I fuckin' dig it.