A horrible hack

Shards

s/t

Year Released: 2011
Format: LP
Label: Sorry State
 
Reviewed by David Giles on Feb 16, 2011
This is something special. Shards are members of Logic Problem, Crossed Eyes, Whatever Brains, and Street Sharks playing catchy and fast - but DARK(!) - hardcore punk. My expectations of melodic punk or fast hardcore were completely blown away. This definitely isn’t like anything I’ve heard in recent memory and I’m sort of at a loss about who or what to compare this to. Probably something like a hybrid of early 80s hardcore (Circle Jerks, Black Flag’s ‘First 4 Years’ sound), The Misfits (the good stuff!) and Christian Death’s ‘Only Theatre of Pain’ darkness. The vocals are really snotty, like a more sardonic Void. I don’t have anything bad to say about this one. Man, I don’t even know! If you’re reading reviews on C-Z try this out and you’ll dig it. Early front runner for my 2011 best LPs list.
Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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