Delivering short blasts of unbridled aggression since the mid 90s, Strong Intention are beginning to carve a niche for themselves with their hybrid of early hardcore and crusty grind played at blistering pace.
Featuring the distinctive larynx abilities of the ebullient Mike IX Williams, ‘Razorblade Express’ is unashamedly rooted in Eyehategod and Soilent Green territory; a sludgy broth with white hot blasts of grind cutting through the putrescence.
‘Holes in The Wall’ has that rudimentary early 80s NYHC feel to it; sweat-soaked bodies invading the stage, jostling for the best position from which to hurl themselves into the first five rows with thoughtless abandon. Miraculously surviving the flurry of aural violence, only to find yourself crushed to death under the weight of a 240lb skinhead in a Brutal Truth t-shirt. Certainly a cautionary tale to tell the grandchildren.
‘Rat Factory’ is an unsavoury exercise in chaotic grindcore; with singer Zac sounding like he’s not only hungry, but a real horrible bastard. Perhaps a close contender for the greatest song title of the week, ‘3rd Space Guerilla Generator’ appears to be the sound of a band jacked up on methamphetamine, stamping on Evan Seinfeld’s fat neck whilst covering ‘Down for Life’.
Tearing through 6 songs in 10 minutes means that thankfully there is no time for ill-advised forays into virtuoso finger picking or melodic breakdowns, making this riotous antecedent to their upcoming full length infinitely more palatable.
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