Riña: Aquí No Eres Nadie 7"

Riña: Aquí No Eres Nadie 7"


Tags: · 10s · hardcore · mexico · punk · recommended
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Aquí no eres nadie perfectly balances the raw crudity and bouncy catchiness of classic Mexican or Colombian hardcore punk acts, delivering hit after hit of infectious and original hc-punk, in a style that’s harder to come by than it should be these days. RIÑA's vocalist Nadia venomously spits out the lyrics with consistent intensity and genuine urgency over the chainsaw guitar riffs. On this record, RIÑA somehow manages to top their already stand-out twist on classic Latin American hc-punk, in the process surpassing the lazy comparisons people will certainly make (see: SS-20 or CRIMEN IMPUNE or SOBERANIA PERSONAL). An essential modern band.

Our take: Proper debut EP from this Mexican band (their previous one on Cintas Pepe was their demo pressed to vinyl), and if you thought that they couldn’t keep up the blistering pace of that first recording you are dead wrong… Aquî No Eres Nadie is a perfectly scorching slice of hardcore punk. I often talk about bands who sound like they’re teetering on the brink of punk and hardcore… what I mean by that is that they retain the catchiness and the forward momentum of punk, but play it at the blistering tempos of hardcore. I’ve always been partial to bands like Teen Idles or the Middle Class who have the vibe, and Riña do as well. They also have one of the most perfect guitar sounds I’ve heard in a while, dense and heavy with more of a vintage fuzz sound than a full-on, blown-out overdrive/distortion type of sound… in other words, kind of like the first Minor Threat EP. This record is just a brilliant explosion of raw and passionate punk energy… forget the genre clones, this is the real shit. Highly recommended.