Oaf: S/T 7"

Deranged Records

$5.50

Debut 7” from newish Vancouver hardcore band. Evil riffs, raw tone, driving beats and manic vocals. Expressing the stress anxiety and rage of living in an insane world. Stuck in a web of violence and oppression, on the bottom of a hierarchy where capital is the sole representation of power and influence. Seeing the game for what it is and understand that in a dying world you must CHEAT 2 SURVIVE.

Our take: Debut vinyl from this Vancouver band. We had one of their tapes a while back and I noted that it had kind of a Crazy Spirit vibe. Well, you can still hear that just a little bit here, but all in all Oaf are much tougher-sounding on this release, reminding more of Hoax than any other band. They definitely have that same capacity to just go for it with a huge mosh riff that Hoax has, and they also make use of that same kind of buzzing bee, Rat-pedal-with-all-knobs-on-10, super raw guitar sound. It's well produced, well played, and the songs have a real energy and sense of craft to them. Perhaps not reinventing the wheel, but this is super powerful stuff.
Tags: 10s canada hardcore recommended ushc