Self-Interest: Blooming 7"
After a couple of well-regarded demo tapes, we finally get the debut wax from this Canadian band. These guys have a really hard to describe sound... the label refers to "proto-grunge," but since I don't really know what that means I'll just say this is some dark, twisted, and insanely dissonant hardcore. I hear shades of later Black Flag, Flipper, noisy and obscure early USHC, and plenty of other things I can't quite put my finger on. Like, say, Double Negative, these guys are working with a wide pallette of influences, but have a way of making it all come together recognizably as hardcore. f***ing great EP right here... Pass Judgement Records