26 January 2018


No shit, the DESOLATION platter on Prank is one of the most overlooked records of the '00s...the other shit is no joke either, including this 2003 demo. I think they improved dramatically later with Justin on vocals, but these guitars swirl like insects through the mix and the rhythm section approaches things more like AUS ROTTEN than the mindless (even if awesome) DBeat that filled so much space during that era. Two different recordings, one on each side with three tracks repeated. "Black Birds" and "Hiding Like Cowards" are the standouts, though "No World Order" is quintessential turn of the century melodic crust, head and shoulders above the masses. 

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