Combat Knife: Demo Cassette
Demo tape from this new hardcore band out of Olympia, Washington. When I started playing this thing the first thing I thought was "holy crap, this band sounds like United Mutation!" The first part of the first song is kind of mid-paced with this kind of dragging, neanderthal beat and some creepy-sounding lead guitar, but from there they go into the fast parts and it sounds even MORE like United Mutation. I feel like the band must be going for that sound as the vocals even sound dead-on like UM. It doesn't have quite the same level of psychedelic weirdness to the guitar, but there's definitely a lot of weirdness to be had here packed amongst the other raging hardcore parts. If you like your hardcore dense and obtuse this definitely standout demo... in fact, I'd venture to say it's one of the best demos I've heard in quite some time.