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Album Review: Subverter | Demo 2018

Subverter’s demo EP smashes you like a Surrey coke-dealer with a bottle of Crown Royale. Hard, heavy, and a little uncalled-for. The opening track “Manic Depressive” opens with a riffy groove riff that explodes into assaulting soundwaves layered with the guttural howls of a frontman with a message.

The subsequent tracks “Pick Up Your Fence,” “Sticks and Stones,” and “Pharm Life” follow suit with a barrage of angst-filled sounds inspired by the likes of D.I., Black Flag, and other Southern California hardcore bands, as well as metal influences and more.

Lyrically, the album doesn’t shy away from social commentary. “Sticks and Stones” is about the lack of effort it takes to offend or take offense in this modern age, while “Pharm Life” explores the negative nature of pharmaceutical corporations and their devolving affect on human nature.

This record packs a ten minute punch to the gut that leaves you wanting more. Subverter are unapologetic in their content and its delivery, and are ready and willing totally fuck up your safe space.


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