Paste on cover 60s/70s bootleg LP style jackets - pasted on heavy reverse board jackets. 180 gram vinyl single sided 12". Meticulous work put into the album art and presentation.
Hailing from San Antonio and Houston, Texas- The U.N.I.T. return with their kick to the teeth 12” record, “What’s It All For?”. After nearly 3 years since their last release (Demo II), multiple shows and tours, they have arrived at their loudest and most steely statement yet. Years in the making has brought us to this existential grip of dense, impulsive and unbending brevity chopped into catchy hooks and 86 mentality-like stomp proportions that leave you no time to breathe. It’s a dust devil, it’s lunacy, it’s an array of no bullshit and straight to brass tacks style hardcore leaving you no anticipation- just the clasp of maniacal waves that it throws at you.
The statement of these songs is delivered with absolute urgency. Pat’s voice is sheer on top of pummeling riffs that are relentless through and through. Unhinged hardcore in a time of six’s and sevens is exactly what we need. Texas hardcore delivers and graces us once again.
Our take: This is the first I’m hearing of this hardcore band out of Texas, though they have a few earlier cassette releases. The sound is burly and heavy with a similar mix of influences as Warthog… I hear Scandi-style hardcore in the faster riffing, but at least half of the record is mid-paced, sometimes in a moshable way (see the outro to “Evil Days”), but more often in a fist-pumping way akin to Impalers’ mid-paced parts (shout out to Jeff for that observation). Sick artwork and packaging on this one too, so if you like your hardcore big and burly this 5-song, one-sided LP will do you right. Note: limited edition of 250 hand-numbered copies.