17 February 2013


Here I go sounding like a broken record, but sometimes I miss the 1990s. No, bands didn't pay as much attention to the quality of their recordings, and yes there were a lot of bands cranking out music long before they had closed in on their style of attack or the musical vision of their outfit, but all of this happened because there weren't any rules. And the result was often primal bursts of emotion and aggression like Pueblo, Colorado's AMNESTY. Early '90s hardcore fronted by unhinged vocals and a guitar being mercilessly brutalized so badly that it hurts to listen. The pace is a mid tempo stomp throughout, and whatever AMNESTY lacks in technical proficiency they more than make up for in pure passion.

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