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Lacerate: S/T 12"

Lacerate: S/T 12"


Tags: · 20s · cleveland · D-beat · hardcore · hcpmf · kang
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Debut 12" from Cleveland's Lacerate. Out finally! 8 tracks of ripping hardcore drawing influences from Scandinavia, UK, Japan and the US. Fans of Discharge, Mob 47, Poison Idea, Totalitär, Lip Cream, etc will definitely want to check this out.


Our take: Konton Crasher brings us the debut record by this hardcore punk band out of Cleveland. Someone in Lacerate must have graduated from the Totalitär school of riff construction, because the catchy and furious riffage on this record is top notch. However, Lacerate differs from lesser Totalitär-inspired bands in their knack for constructing great songs. Like Feel the Darkness-era Poison Idea, these eight tracks aren’t just dishes of riff salad, but well-constructed pieces of music that have a logic to them, building to exciting climaxes and pumping the throttle in ways that make the ripping parts more ripping and the crushing parts more crushing. I also love the vocals, which eschew the normal d-beat growls and screams for a powerful bellow that’s half-shouted, half-sung, weaving another set of compelling melodies through the intricate riffing. This record is all power, all energy, and I keep flipping it again and again because I don’t want it to end. Killer.