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Reek Minds: Rabid 7"

Reek Minds: Rabid 7"


Tags: · 20s · fast · hardcore · hcpmf · portland · recommended · USHC
Vendor
11PM Records
Regular price
$8.00
Sale price
$8.00

As the dust finally settles on their debut 7 inch on EDGER records, REEK MINDS returns with a record that is equally punishing as it is breakneck. With speed clocking in over 120 MPH, "Rabid"holds the current land speed record for Portland, if not the rest of the west coast, with little competition in their way. With influences such as Siege, Poison Idea, No Comment and early Die Kruzen; Reek Minds takes traditional 80's USHC influences and combines them with west-coast power violence influences. Hotter-than-hot, these seven tracks usher in 2021 with fire and fury that only this band can. Limited to 500 records with 100 on coke bottle clear, get it before it's gone.

PLEASE LIMIT 1 to 2 COPIES PER CUSTOMER. YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE REFUNDED IF YOU BUY SEVERAL COPIES.



Our take: We flipped out over Reek Minds’ debut 7” on Edger Records last year, and 11pm Records scooped the band up for this follow-up EP. As I was listening to Rabid for the first time I thought to myself, “this sounds like Siege, No Comment, and early Poison Idea thrown into a blender,” and when I checked 11pm’s description of the record, I found they compared Reek Minds to the same bands (and Die Kreuzen, which I don’t hear as much). If you liked Reek Minds’ first EP none of this will surprise you, but I think the production on Rabid is a little heavier, which gives this EP more of that power violence flavor than the first one. Just a little, though… I avoid bands described as power violence because so much of that music sounds too slick and self-referential to me. However, Reek Minds employ a few of the same tools and influences, particularly their heavier mid-paced parts and the neck-snapping changes in tempo and rhythm. Any way you slice it, though, Rabid flat-out rips.