Peroxide: Can You Hear the Peace? 7"
Debut 7" from this Portland raw punk band. It starts out with a real d-beat just like Realities of War, which is a great way to start. As for the rest of the EP, it's noisy, d-beat-y, raw, and has a bunch of reverb on the vocals, but it has a really distinctive sound. The word that keeps coming to mind is "apocalyptic," but that's such a generic crust word that it doesn't say much. What I suppose I mean is that there's a real sense of dynamics in the band's sound, that they're really good at building tension and releasing it. Recommended if you like a your raw d-beat to have a little more meat (or seitan or whatever). Distort Reality Records