Expire "Grim Rhythm" 7"Posted on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 @ 5:56am » permalink
I believe "Grim Rhythm" (released by Hellfish) is the first proper release from Milwaukee, WI's Expire (following their demo), and it offers up six brief tracks of straight up metallic hardcore in less than 10 minutes. This is another one of those bands that really hits the mark by pretty much sticking to the tried and true approach, and the recording's got a good amount of ruggedness to it as well. Expect bitter, pissed off shouts/yells over chugging midpaced power chords with vague hints of old school flavor, subtly thrashy speeds busting out here and there, and forceful songwriting driven by a fuckin' great sense of groove. These cats definitely have the whole build it up/break it down thing mastered – complete with badbass riffs and killer bass runs, so… what more do you need? I know this is a stupidly short write-up, but it's a straightforward, no bullshit, eight-and-a-half-minute 7", so I don't know what else to say. It's good stuff!
This one's available on clear or purple marble vinyl, so pick one up if you like what you hear, as always…