• TEARGAS - The Way of All Flesh LP
HARDCORE VICTIMS RECORDS
"Debut 12" from this Australian hardcore band that play in the Japanese style (as if you couldn't tell by the cover art). While Teargas are clearly inspired by the huge riffs and epic leads of bands like Death Side, you can tell they're also hip to the raw, blown-out sound of more recent Japanese crust bands like Framtid and Kriegshog. The result is a complete monster of an LP... while it doesn't quite have the off-the-charts energy level of the last two bands I mentioned, as with, say, Forward, the band more than makes up for that with a tight, rocking edge. Fucking beastly shit here."