Down But Not Out: Caught in the Cycle 7"
Reissue of this rather obscure Boston band's 1999 demo on Painkiller. I can see why they wanted to reissue this, as it has a lot more in common with the kind of hardcore people are making now than what people were making in 1999. Yeah, you can definitely hear a pretty strong Cro-Mags influence in the rhythms, but at the end of the day this sounds more like early NYHC like the Abused to me. I love how the artwork on this totally captures the 90s, but the music is pure early 80s-style fury... recommended.