All it would take is a quick blurb about this band's lineage, as TORTURE UNIT are made up of some of the best the Bay Area has had to offer, but that might detract from the crushing hardcore punk that they bring to the table. Early '80s hardcore rage is clearly the inspiration, but the result is more unhinged than that comparison would imply. "Angst ridden" is an understatement, "unrelenting" is appropriate, and "awesome" pretty much nails TORTURE UNIT. The slow and creepy "No One Cares About You" is my fukkn song of the week, so totally simple but executed with veteran precision, and the riff that brings in the following track sets me off every time. Ugly and internal hardcore punk.