Torn Apart "s/t" 7"Posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 @ 7:49am » permalink
The latest from Grot Records is the self-titled debut from ripping UK hardcore act Torn Apart, which absolutely tears through seven songs in a little less than five minutes. I'm generally not a fan of this type of hardcore that's super fast and intense and just blasts away almost nonstop, but Torn Apart does it right with fierce vocals and a hyper aggressive recording that matches the furious delivery of the material without losing the hammering presence of the basslines. Opener "Self Loathing" starts out with more of a midpaced pounding, and I definitely think a little more of that aspect could amplify the band's power factor, but… with most songs running about 30 seconds apiece, it's not like you're gonna get bored, you know? There's actually somewhat of a power violence thing goin' on here with the way the EP just bashes your face in and calls it a day, and I think that provides a good bit of promise for what these dudes might crank out down the road. I'll be curious…
As with everything else on Grot Records, the price is pretty damn cheap at just £3, so… make the grab if you like what you hear.