Crank this to 9.6 of 11 - Editors' Pick
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise rock
Sounds Like: Unsane, Drive Like Jehu, Norma Jean
Homeland: Kansas City, Missouri
The sophomore release by Missouri hardcore/noise rock natives is a very satisfying dose of punk infused hardcore with a bit of noise rock.
If you enjoy constant changeups, variety and some old school angst in your hardcore music, this album will fulfill those needs and more. The heaviness raw with some underlying influences of math rock. There are wonderful moments when Nerver bring things down which creates great contrast and compliments the heavy.
Vocalist Evan Little consistently belts out with an emotional hardcore tone. His vocals fit perfectly within the music; he gives the album a sense of unrelenting desperation.
It's an odd album cover, yet fits the tone of the music.
1. DEEPEST BLUEST 4:16
2. FULL DEAD 3:05
3. PURGATORY 4:05
4. 44TH & BRAIN CANCER 3:06
5. BLOOD BOY 3:38
6. NOW IT'S DARK 3:57
7. THE CHAIR 2:02
8. GLOWING LAKE 3:49
9. CASH 4:34
Normally we like to select a tune that incorporates what the album is about and really sucks us in. However, this is an impossible task for this album, just dive into their hardcore, punk style. The album will enhance your heavy collection.
Mosaic Bomb by New York brewery Sloop. This 6.5% IPA is hazy with a bit of fruit aromas and flavors. A great companion to Cash.
Mat Shanahan - drums
Evan Little - bass/vocals
Jake Melech - guitar