Saturday, April 27, 2013


Another great new band out of Boston is The Combat Zone and this is their demo tape released with the help of Twerp Records. A new bunch of young men playing a burly mix of traditional TIBNLA vibed hardcore perched over a pretty solid OI! base. Basic, catchy powerchords ride a simplistic mid-to-higher paced tempo, while all barking duties are handled by another angry Bostonian with a penchant for all things Choke. This thing actually reminds me a little bit of the Reckless Aggression Demo from a few years ago, except not as good, but recorded better. Willing to bet that these guys bite much the same influences that Meatdog and co. were riding when they penned the bulk of that tape. Good, solid hardcore.

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