Sweats: demo cassette

Edger Records

$3.83 $4.50

Our take: Another new hardcore demo out of Portland, and this one is a little more straightforward USHC style than the more NYHC-influenced Heavy Hands and Chow Line. The barked, Negative Approach-esque vocals give it kind of a heavier feel, but when you just listen to the music it's quite catchy. It honestly sounds like something that might have been released on No Way Records during that label's peak period, as Sweats kind of mix the bulldozer quality of Cardiac Arrest with the rawer, more retro sound of bands like Life Trap and Warkrime. It's pretty raw, but if you like your USHC mean and unpolished check this out.
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