Wriggle: demo cassette
Greensboro, North Carolina's Wriggle are pure North Carolina hardcore... loud, fast, heavy, and slightly metallic in a tradition that started with No Labels and COC and carried on through Double Negative, Devour, and Stripmines. I'm not sure how aware Wriggle are of that tradition or if they even care, but this demo cassette is one of the rawest, meanest, and catchiest slabs of hardcore I've heard in ages. With its spot-on 4-track production this could have been a lost contribution to the No Core compilation cassette, and the music is undiluted angst of the type only a small southern town can engender. Recommended for people who would sooner sell a kidney than part with their copies of Flex Your Head or This Is Boston Not LA.