Bloody Gears: Frozen Rain 7"
Long-awaited follow-up to this band's well-regarded 2010 EP. If you didn't catch that one when it came out, Bloody Gears feature members of Social Circkle, Blank Stare, and a bunch of other Boston heavyweights, but rather than straightforward hardcore or punk, they play complex, dark, and evocative post-punk with slight HC flourishes. Many people have drawing comparisons between Bloody Gears and the old Boston band the Proletariat, and I definitely hear that but there's also a good deal of Mission of Burma's ominous post-punk sound in the mix as well. Three tracks here, and they're all stellar. Grave Mistake Records