Blazing Eye: demo cassette

Overdose Records

$3.50

Finally managed to grab some copies of the demo from this much-talked about LA band. These guys come from that group of LA bands that are kind of kindred spirits to the NY / Toxic State scene, and that shows here, from the risographed j-card down to the buzzing bass sound that kind of carries the songs. Blazing Eye, though, sound to my ears like a totally gnarly 80s Japanese HC band. GISM is definitely a reference point, particularly for the vocals, but you won't find any metal solos here, just barreling, straightforward hardcore. Definitely one of the best demos I've heard in recent memory.X

Tags: 10s d-beat hardcore noisy ushc