New raw and noisy hardcore out of Leeds, UK.
Our take: Demo cassette from this all-star UK group featuring several notable ex-members of, including Rob and Liam from Perspex Flesh, Campbell from Mob Rules, and Callum from No Form. That’s a strong pedigree for noisy hardcore, and Arson isn’t about to disappoint anyone coming here for more. The vibe is less arty and more straightforward than the aforementioned bands, which Arson stresses with a raw and gritty recording. There’s a desperate sound here that’s rooted in later Black Flag, but filtered through decades of more streamlined hardcore bands. It’s a sound I love, but I have to admit it, the most straightforward d-beat track on the tape, “No Light No Sound,” is the highlight for me, blowing past like a supersonic jet.