High Fashion Industries
ACOUSMA "S/T" 7"
After a strong demo, here's the debut 7" from this Canadian band. Gnarly, noisy, fast hardcore with vocals that are both snotty and screamy. On this recording at least, they remind me quite a bit of Chicago's Raw Nerve. Like RN, they have this subtle but effective way of sounding simultaneously like a bunch of different genres, but like no one but themselves at the same time. Also like RN, this stuff is hard, heavy, but also mega-catchy and memorable in just about every way. Throw in some extremely eye-catching packaging and you have a record that people are bound to be talking about very soon.