A horrible hack

Reno

s/t

Year Released: 2010
Format: 7"
Label: Apocaplexy - I For Us - Tanzbar
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on May 29, 2011
Taut, dissonant metallic hardcore out of Belgium here, this 7" featuring four crisply-played tracks that're all serrated edges, momentary changes of tack or direction and scorch-lunged howls of torment. While comparisons to the likes of Converge and Drowningman will rightfully come thick and fast, Reno at least maintain a careful sense of purpose that many of today's kerrazy metalcore acts lack, forgoing egregious wank so's to ensure the songs retain their immediacy, bile and punch rather than sink beneath a morass of sweep-picked histrionics. Nice enough, certainly, and definitely one for the stack if this sound continues to wet your whistle.

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