August 14th, 2012
The hardcore scene is a funny old thing. Typically, it’s big dudes in varsity jackets being really quite violent and thoroughly aggressive. At first, it would appear Hardside are following suit, but all is not as it seems. The record starts as expected: feedback going into a palm-muted riff and a half-time beat. There’s a couple of pinch harmonics thrown into the mix, which is almost Machine Head-esque and very much an interesting spin; the first signs of things being slightly different.