Reign Supreme "American Violence" CDPosted on Thursday, April 10th, 2008 @ 6:52am » permalink
Yet another killer new release from Malfunction/Deathwish is the "American Violence" EP from Philadelphia's Reign Supreme, which busts out five concisely focused tracks of perfect metallic hardcore in just 12 minutes. I don't entirely know what to say, 'cause this is textbook stuff here, with straightforward song structures; furious vocals; fast-paced power chords with some traditional hardcore influences; powerful, crunchy midpaced breaks; and just the right amount of groove. They're not trying to rewrite the book, and that's fine by me, 'cause every song's a keeper and they god damn sure leave you wanting more. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? In fact, pretty much the only thing that could've made this CD any better would've been if they'd tossed some bonus tracks from the band's prior work on at the end, 'cause I wasn't familiar with these cats beforehand (I'm "out of the loop", what can I say?), and it appears that their prior releases were all on vinyl. Fuck it, though. This is great shit and I can't wait to see a full-length hit the streets. What more can be said?