Blistered: Soul Erosion – EP review
Blistered – Soul Erosion (6131 records)
LP/ DL /Cassette
Tampa, Florida’s Metallic Hardcore band Blistered released their new EP Soul Erosion in April, Louder Than War’s Adrian Bloxham has been listening
Blistered sound bloody angry. Hard as nails and everything is precisely placed where it is needed. They start off with menace and foreboding and then take that up a notch with the speed and aggression as the record progresses. The moments of fast, heads down thrash, thrill like only hardcore can but it’s when the music breathes easier that this release becomes infinitely more menacing and dark.
The vocals are strained and hold nothing back, you can see the veins standing out on his neck and the eyes squeezed tight shut as you listen to him. Perfectly complimented by the massive sounds created by the band. Whether driven by massive riffage in the title track or bass led like ‘Life Does Not Satisfy’ the music is spot on for what is needed. A purely anger driven kick in the face.
There’s not much more to say. The visceral thrill of pure hardcore is here in spade fulls and any self respecting fan of this immense, hate filled noise needs this EP in their life. Precise and ordered hardcore punk, no fat, no frills, just what is needed.
All words by Adrian Bloxham. More work by Adrian on Louder Than War can be found here.