I was tempted to fuck with the band's song order and start of this tape with the second track, "Blockaded," because it has one of the best guitar intros ever...so simple, and so perfect. But I can't justify distorting someone else's vision, so you get the tracks in their intended sequence, and prepare to have your face pummeled by FALSE SECURITY, a short lived hardcore band from Brooklyn. The hollow menacing bass intro to "Closed Circle" brings to mind NEGATIVE APPROACH more than any of the dozens of bands who've tried to make a career based on aping Detroit's finest, and the frantic vocals in "Their Dark Places" sound frightened and urgent. Hollow, menacing, frightened, urgent...all adjectives that should be used to describe hardcore. Think midwest hardcore, think 80s rust belt depression, and that's the feeling that FALSE SECURITY dish out...well written and well delivered songs that never made it to vinyl.
TERMINAL ESCAPE is a home for cassettes. Terminal Escape is here to share music that was released on, or copied onto, cassette. You are encouraged to acquire physical copies of the tapes you enjoy, as this blog is meant to support those artists and labels, not circumvent them. If you have a legitimate claim to any of the music I've shared and would like it removed, I'm happy to do so....but someone is probably already streaming it on YouTube anyway so you shouldn't be so uptight.
DEAD LINKS are common. Digital media are temporary. I will re-post tapes from Terminal Escape's infancy from time to time (primarily when requested), but I will not chase dead links.
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