Occasionally in life you run across something that tugs on your heart strings. You feel smitten and smile all the time and feel lifted from this awful world. I hate to break it to you but No Light Below pulls on your heart, it firmly grasps and rips each ventricle one by one popping and sputtering until your blackened hard is encased in the mire which is this world. Vindictive, nihilistic, spiteful, and completely vitriolic is how you'd best explain Joy. The band has risen from their crushing first EP and produced a masterful freshman full length that oozes hatred. Those unfamiliar with the band will be greeted with bile and blackened hardcore that can only be broiled out of the oppressive North Carolina sunshine. Breakdowns, blastbeats, BOTCH-esque brutality. In this modern day where nothing makes sense, JOY bash and beat you back to reality.