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Headsplitters: End Uniform Terror 7"

Headsplitters: End Uniform Terror 7"


Tags: · 20s · D-beat · hardcore · hcpmf · new york · nyc · recommended
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New York City's Headsplitters are back with 4 new tracks of high energy hardcore.
The band's sound incorporates melodic elements of Danish punk, blazing tempos, ripping drumming, and Ramos' unique vocal attack to create a sound that is entirely their own.
In support of combatting the ongoing inequality in our country - Headsplitters and Desolate Records will be donating $1 from each record sold directly through the label.

Our take: Latest 7” from this New York hardcore punk band who released an LP on Desolate in 2019. While the aesthetic is very different, every time I listen to Headsplitters I can’t help but think about how much they sound like Direct Control. They’re even a three-piece! The singer sounds like Brandon, the riffing has a similar hint of thrash while leaning on Poison Idea chord progressions, and Jeff even says the drummer plays like Mike from Direct Control. I doubt any of this is intentional on Headsplitters’ part, but it’s kind of uncanny, and it’s also a huge compliment as Direct Control is very near to my heart. Putting that aside, End Uniform Terror is another ripper from Headsplitters. This is pure hardcore punk that avoids the cliches of subgenres like d-beat or USHC in favor of something that’s fresh-sounding and timeless. While the title is an out-and-out ripper, they pack the record with moments that reach for something more, like the brilliant, Toxic Reasons-esque guitar lead in “Distant Light.” I get the feeling this band flies under many people’s radars, but they’re a real gem.