Glue: S/T 7"
Debut EP (their previous one was their demo pressed to vinyl) from Texas's Glue, and I'm calling it right now that this is one of the top 5 hardcore records of the year. I absolutely loved their demo... along with the Oblivionation LP and the S.H.I.T. 7"s it's one of my most listened-to hardcore records of recent memory, and this EP might be even better. It's still in the same vein, pounding along with kind of an SSD sensibility... tons of bands go for that, but there's something about Glue that just elevates them to another level. The riffs are obscenely catchy, and the vocals seem like your standard hardcore garbled nonsense at first, but they're also perfectly placed and utterly memorable. There are also a few new little twists here, like a blazing guitar solo on the last track and some Oblivionation-style quirky but catchy little changes scattered throughout. Basically, if you care anything about hardcore in the year 2014 you need this record... completely essential and highly recommended.