10 spicy hardcore truths, sharp and simple like a bean Tlacoyo, with a good salsa guajillo and fresh nopalitos on top. Cadenaxo is just another intense flavor you can find in the streets of the big Tenochtitlan, Mexico. This monster of a city full of surreality and contrasted universes, has so many secrets, scenes, bands, characters, so many worlds in its self, makes anyone feel lost, disconnected and overstimulated in the noisy daily struggle. A band swinging from the outskirts of this saturated reality, Cadenaxo rule the place with their manic sound without knowing it, they bring people together, people listen, people slam. Hard workers like no others in town, Cadenaxo is known for their no bullshit mentality, extremely good riffs and spicy sing along vocals. This Maxi single has been many years in the making; finally it comes out on the 12” format for your immediate consumption. Now, would you want that for here or to go?
Our take: I’ve heard several people mention how great Tenochtitlan, Mexico’s Cadenaxo are live, so I was pumped to check out this 12” from 11pm Records. It’s easy to imagine the crowd going off to this band, because the way Cadenaxo combines big, mosh-worthy riffs and blazing d-beat makes it hard to sit still. The beefy parts remind me of Warthog or S.H.I.T., while the ripping parts have the propulsive feel of Impalers or Vaaska, with plenty of the latter’s catchy, anthemic quality. I just love how upbeat and punk this record feels… it has a sprightly energy that many bands find it difficult to capture on a recording. There’s nothing unexpected or weird here, just well-written, well-executed, infectious hardcore punk.