Aseptic: Death Is Their Currency cassette

Not Music

$4.50

5 tracks noisecore d-beat from Philadelphia

Our take: Demo cassette from this Philadelphia d-beat band. Pretty traditional stuff here with big, noisy guitars and raw production. I'm tempted to say that they lean toward the Doom style of heavy, barreling crust, but there's a bit of variation here, particularly on the last track, "Violent System," which is a mid-paced stomper along the lines of "They Declare It." It's not exactly reinventing the d-beat wheel, but the rough, analog-sounding production definitely gives this one a bit of extra charm... it has that swirling, almost psychedelic sound of a crummy 4-track, which gives these songs a lot of texture that they might have lacked if the band had gone the ProTools route.
Tags: 10s d-beat hardcore noisy raw