Written by GE 138.
I've been rocking this band Hoax's stuff pretty hard as of late, after a friend of mine in L.A. saw them play recently and told me I might dig them and to check them out. He knows what I like, because this stuff is pretty good. Hoax plays some beautiful, pissed off Punk / Hardcore stuff, ala Negative FX, Infest, or even Broken Bones at times, and they do it with an Intensity and Conviction that can only be found in the minds and souls of the Young. The songs on here are short, sweet, angry, borderline Metal offerings with single word titles such as Fear, Destroy, Hide, and Blind, and the Singer sounds like he's channeling one of Satan's minions every time he snarls / growls into the microphone. Sounds painful, to say the least. There are no other backing vocals on this whatsoever. The only voice associated with Hoax is the singers, and that's pretty unsettling. Not the best sounding record I've ever heard. The music production could of been a bit better. Dirty, chainsaw guitars over thudding, plodding drums is a bit of a hard listen, and is there even bass on this thing? If there is, I can't hear it because it all just gets lost in the mix, which sounds like mud. Oh well, that's Punk Rock for ya! There's a whole movement on new Grindcore thing going on in L.A. right now, and Hoax is one of the better bands slugging it out in the toxic underground over there in the City of Angels, so if you get the chance, check out Hoax and see what you think about them. I like 'em, and I think you will too! :-)
This album is available for absomotherfuckinglutely FREE on Media Fire by clicking here. You can also listen to a FREE stream of the album on Sound Cloud by clicking here. You can also purchase a hard vinyl copy of the album, which comes with some crazy ass poster artwork inserts, by clicking here.
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