Kicker: Not You 12"
Debut 12" from this new Bay Area, California punk band featuring members of Neurosis and Dystopia. You won't get much of the heavy, metallic hardcore that you might expect given those bands and the label, though... Kicker are a straight up punk band. Their songs are centered around big, melodic riffs, but everything is super aggressive and fast as well. It kind of reminds me of a mix of prime-era UK Subs with a little bit of anarcho punk like Subhumans or Crass (particularly when the vocals get hyper-fast and go into rant mode). It's very easy for this style to come off like TKO Records-style street punk, but this is punchy, mean, and authentic. Killer stuff. Tankcrimes Records