Asylum: S/T 7"
Debut 7" from this Richmond, VA hardcore punk band. I've seen these folks a couple of times and I like the fact that I can't really pinpoint their sound... I guess at the end of the day this is just bruising hardcore punk with a gnarly, aggressive woman on vocals. It kind reminds me of meat-and-potatoes Bay Area groups like Look Back and Laugh or Replica, but Asylum also have an element of straightforward, GBH-type punk in their riffs that makes this a little more of a catchy fist-pumper. God bless Vinyl Conflict for putting out well-done, interesting regional hardcore punk like this.