Human Demise/Worth the Pain split 7"Posted on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 @ 7:20 am » permalink
The latest from Finland's Thug Free Records (along with Poolside Records, Words are Weapons Records, and WTF Records) is this killer split 7" between Dutch act Human Demise and Finland's Worth the Pain. Human Demise kicks things off with three new tracks ("Agony", "Anxiety", and "Acceptance") that basically ball up into one monster slab of their Ringworm-esque metallic hardcore. These guys are easily one of the most underrated of the new breed of "holy terror" hardcore bands, especially seeing as they were way ahead of the curve in reintroducing that term to the hardcore lexicon. I have a ton of respect for the band as a result, and will always be looking forward to hearing more from 'em. Worth the Pain takes side B with two of their strongest tracks to date, maintaining their fast-paced, traditional hardcore base and those sneering higher-end vocals while throwing in some very subtle melody, metallic leads, and amping up the chug factor with their heaviest and most efficient recording thus far. This is the style of contemporary Finnish hardcore I know and love, and it's great to see the band stepping it up across the board. This is a damn solid split, so I'm glad Thug Free was kind enough to hook me up!
Unfortunately this one doesn't have wide distribution, so contact any of the bands or labels on MySpace to get more details about ordering information and all that. Hopefully the quality of the releases from these labels will start to garner better distribution in the US and elsewhere as time goes on!