And the latest offering from Surroundings, their s/t LP thanks to Free Cake Records. This band has certainly progressed with their sound over the last three years or so. In 2007 I interviewed a band called Pellinore who had just released their own demo CD, and in said interview they mentioned how they had a split 10" coming out with Surroundings, so I was interested to give them a try. At that stage they just had their own 7" out, which I got my hands on. Pleasantly surprised I was, by at least three songs on that record. Just well written, angry hardcore. Over the course of the subsequent split 10" and now this LP, the band has gradually darkened their sound, and started to incorporate thrashier bits, and some drone stuff too. I like what they have done so far, but I still feel that they need to go the whole hog, and just get DIRTY. It's still a little half way house if you ask me. Don't ask me though.