Catholic Spit: A Pact with the Devil 12"
Debut 12" from this California punk / death rock band. I almost hesitate to hit them with the "death rock" tag because so many bands are doing that style with such a range of different approaches and competency levels, but it's somewhat appropriate even if Catholic Spit are way more punk than most bands in this vein. There's the omni-present chorus pedal and lady vox, of course, but these songs are almost all played at nearly-hardcore tempos and pack way more of a wallop than just about anyone else I can think of in this style. If your idea of goth leans more toward peak-period Damned and TSOL, check this LP out... it's a ripper. Bad Touch Records