Harper SS: S/T 7"
Debut 7" from this Canadian band, and it's a little ripper. There are a lot of over d-beat signifiers on this (delay on the vocals, noisy production, and occasional use of the "A Look at Tomorrow" beat), but something about this sounds like more straightforward US hardcore as well. Maybe it's that the vocalist has more of a bark than a kind of crusty scream, and also the energy level on this one is just off the charts, much more in line with the explosive early USHC sound. At any rate, this one is solid all around, right down to the artwork. Recommended.