Spiritual Warriors: Demo cassette

Perennial Records

$5.50

Demo cassette from this band out of Olympia, Washington, and it SMOKES. I guess that should really be no surprise given the consistently high calibre of bands that come from that city, but I was still knocked back a bit when I popped this in the player. Sort of like a nastier, looser version of Sex Vid with a snarling lady on the vocals, yeah, the playing is sloppy and the recording is decidedly 4-track in nature (though this is really my favorite kind of recording for this type of hardcore), but this just flat-out rages with compact yet interesting riffs and a real sense of wildness that so few bands are actually able to get across. If you like interesting, noisy hardcore this is top-notch and pretty much essential.

Tags: 10s female-fronted hardcore ushc