Gridlock: Demo Cassette

self-released

$2.00 $4.00

Demo cassette from this new hardcore band out of Kansas City. You get some pretty straightforward, fairly mid-paced US hardcore here with simple, bruising riffs. The aesthetic is not that dissimilar to fellow KC'ers Dirty Work, though with less of an emphasis on fast stuff and more of a focus on bruising, mid-paced and mosh-able riffs. This ain't no tuff-guy crap, though, it's just burly hardcore that tends to ride at more of a backbeat-heavy groove, sort of like Glue but with simpler, dumber riffs. This is the kind of demo that you could drop into the middle of any number of 80s USHC comps like The Master Tape or Meathouse and very few people would notice.

Tags: hardcore midwest punk raw tapesale USHC