Negative Press: Long Haul 12"
Debut LP from this new band featuring members of Gag, Criminal Code, and White Wards. Probably closest in sound to the latter band, Negative Press are clearly inspired by the 90s Amphetamine Reptile sound... churning, uncomfortable rhythms, heavy guitars, and venomous vocals. People can mean a lot of things when they reference the AmRep sound, but I think Negative Press are more on the meaty, thick, Unsane-end of things than the "artsier" sound that some bands go for. In other words, this is propulsive and punk in a later Black Flag kind of way, but way heavier and meaner. A really excellent LP. Inimical Records