A horrible hack

Resist Control

Cessation

Year Released: 2014
Format: LP
Label: Feral Kid - PeterWalkee
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Nov 23, 2014
Seventeen tracks of ultra-fast, ultra-miserable hardcore from Buffalo here. Blasting and airless for the most part, the overriding vibe for me is of some early 80s hc act playing with the vicious speed and precision of Hellnation or Capitalist Casualties. Amid the straight-up thrashings you get a bunch of neat bass fills, the occasional slower groove and, in tracks like 'Nostalgia', 'Past Results' and 'Unanswered' surprising and often incredibly brief changes of tack or tempo that make you stop, turn your head and go back for another look. Penultimate track 'Full Human Experience' perhaps exemplifies what Resist Control are all about, mixing righteous speed, snaggly undercurrents and punch-drunk lurches to the side into one two-minute whirlwind. It's cool stuff overall, and while I'd personally like to see a bit more room made for the inventive/difficult parts in the future I'm certainly more than satisfied with what I've got for now.


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