A(nother) beast from Freak City, this time in the form of five blown out crust crushers from INFERAN. Recording and replication are completely shrouded in maxed out/blown out lo-fi distortion, with Hellray's vocals piercing through the rubble. The blasts that start "Fever Pitch," and the slow stomp destruction that follows, is straight early '90s knuckle dragging magic...and then they launch into a modern lurch for the chorus and I'm clenching tight. You don't just feel intensity when you crank this one - you feel intense.
For a completely different listening experience, crank the tape as the band intended here (also, check the cuts they released earlier this year...). But there's just something about how demented the physical version sounds that takes me to a really good place.