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 jabs at 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.