Pushed to the edge hardcore punk that can't help but be political. A running commentary of how fucked up the world is at ever increasing speeds. Members of Hounds of Hate, SLIP, Drug Lust, Liebestod etc.
Our take: A Lasting Peace is the debut vinyl from this Pittsburgh hardcore band. Peace Talks reminds me of Torso in that I hear traces of modern d-beat and straight edge hardcore in their sound, with the complex and furious riffing style of bands like Herätys mashed up with dramatic breakdowns that get the pit boiling over. The recording is clear, raw, and refreshingly un-stylized. I’m at a loss for how to elaborate because this just sounds like honest, angry hardcore made for our historical moment. If you’re a fan of Torso, C.H.E.W., and other contemporary bands who tap into hardcore’s vitality without pandering to particular cliques of record collectors, I encourage you to check out Peace Talks.