Die: S/T EP 7" (new)
Debut 7" from this new UK band. It's been getting some hype, and with good reason... this one is a certified rager. In some ways DiE strikes me as one of the most authentically early 80s-sounding hardcore bands I've heard lately (right down to the one-riff stomper "No Vision," which reminds me a lot of Mecht Mensch's "Zombie"), but the big guitar sound and raspy vocals also make this seem like something that could appeal to fans of modern Boston stuff like Peacebreakers or Oblivionation. Really, at the end of the day what can you say about great hardcore? Either it rages or it doesn't, and this one does 100%.