This release marks one of the greatest Irish Hardcore bands today.
I can say this with conviction after seeing the evolution of Crowd Control over the years.
The first time i saw them was one of there first gigs, in Eamon Doran’s Temple Bar 2007′ish. The loud abrasive sound that made CC stand above the rest was prominent from the first note. At the time they had the sound Gehenna would kill and the balls-out straight up vibe that cast a shadow over what integrity were trying to resurrect at the time! What a first experience to receive, I was hooked and they were quickly snapped up when I started booking gigs in the big schmoke over here!
The corridors of Headwrecker ave been banging with their tune’s constantly (more like rumbling but our tone-deaf neighbours ave loved the free massage).
There most recent escapade was over with the Fag Enablerz also from Dublin and CC’s side project Loose Nut. All the bands that even really did show the mammoth amount of intensity and talent the Irish music scene has at the moment but at the same time, The bands only preluded the set I was waiting for and yet again, from the first note I was hooked. The band i saw throughout was still there but It was a new sound……
The record itself Keeps the Gehenna sound that drew me to CC but also reeks of early 90′s Death Metal acts such as Master, Obituary and Massacre! This record personifies the link between bludgeoning Hardcore Riffage, the intense noise of Japans Gauze and The Ferocious nature of Napalm death, Master and every element one needed to call this the record of the year, if not the decade so far!
The current line-up will soon be short lived so please do check them out if you have the chance. If not they have just released a 12inch via Modern Bullshit and keep an eye out for the upcoming 10inch.
Both will soon be in stock within Headwrecker.