Rapid Dye: Nurture or Destroy 7"

Rapid Dye: Nurture or Destroy 7"


Tags: · 10s · australia · hardcore · recommended · uhsc
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Crude and powerful hardcore from this new Australian group. 4 tracks of thick distortion and shouted vocals dominating the lo-fi range across this EP. Brings to mind stuff like Urban Blight, Omegas, or Violent Minds, taking that classic NYHC sound and keeping it fluid in the riff department w/ psycho vocals. A ruling gut punch of a record. Paradise Daily, edition of 200!

Our take: Debut 7” from this Australian hardcore band… I thought I remembered reading that there were notable “members of,” but I’m not able to find that information. Or maybe I imagined it. Anyway, when I was listening to this record, I wrote a note to myself that it sounds like it could have come from Toronto, and then I look back at the label’s description and indeed they compare it to Urban Blight (who were definitely from Toronto) and Violent Minds (who I think were kinda-sorta from Toronto, at least for a time). The title track is the hit with its thick, meaty, oi!-infused main riff that could slide right onto a record by masters of mosh like Glue, Bib, or the aforementioned Urban Blight. They pick up the pace for the rest of the record, going for more of an early Agnostic Front / Abused type of vibe, but the riffing remains sprightly and interesting. Rapid Dye are a competent, even exceptional, hardcore band, but the most striking thing about this record might be the production, which swirls with as much noise and feedback as a Confuse record. Combining that production and the band’s songwriting makes listening to this record feel like fighting a swarm of bees with a burlap sack over your head. Oh, and it's limited to only 200, so this one won't stick around long enough for you to figure out whether the cool guys will like it.