Artist: The Banner
Country: Bloomfield, New Jersey
I had never listened to this band before, but man this is some dark ass hardcore. They used to have more of a misfits punky feel from what i've read, but they should definitely stick with the direction they're taking. The brutal, self-loathing, raw songs with the gloomy interludes really is a beautiful mix on this album. This is how hardcore should be, as real as life itself. There is no happiness on this record, but it has all the morbid glory you could ask for.