A horrible hack



Year Released: 2016
Format: Tape
Label: Richter Scale
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Jan 2, 2017
Like the crudely-drawn weapon adorning its sleeve, Mace's demo is more than capable of leaving whopping great dent in the side of the head. Herein the Chicago act blitz through nine tracks of harsh, furious hardcore that seethes, bucks and viciously claws for your eyeballs. The guitar sound is scratchy and abrasive, the vocals raw and unforgiving, and if the early 80s template is rather stock the end result is nevertheless propelled onward and upward thanks to the ferocious rage at the heart of it all.

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