Three Asian hardcore bands have come together to put out a split record to obliterate 2016 in motherfuckin’ style – and it’s only the fourth of fucking January. The record is being released by Singapore’s Dangerous Goods and features the following three acts: State of Pain (Singapore), Hollow Threat (Singapore), Lost Control (Malaysia).
State of Pain
State of Pain lay down the pain first and stomp all over your face – the first track has a brooding long intro and I just wanted to get into the record so I went straight to Death Row and smiled from ear to ear. That’s a GOOD ASS TRACK right there. All you beatdown kids are going to like some of the brutal riffs that are thrown at the end of this song. I went back to the first track later and that brooding intro works REALLY well for the mayhem that ensues when the band finally kicks in. Vocalist sings with immense conviction.
Hollow Threat continue the metallic hardcore sound with their two tracks – very similar vocal styles to State of Pain and another Singapore hardcore band called Straight Forward. Hollow Threat have a much more clear Leeway, Cromags, Expire sound. First track’s groove is insane!
Lost Control bring the METAL hard on their two tracks. The first track begins with some Slayer beauty before they kick right into a more familiar hardcore groove.
This is the way to start the year…these three motherfuckers have set the bar HIGH! Good job fellas!