Friday, September 16, 2011

Troublemaker - Moratorium

I've been meaning to post this New Jersey ripper for quite some time, so I suppose the "better late than never" philosophy can be applied here. Yet another bright spot on the Ride the Fury Records roster, Troublemaker churned out this 13 track monster last fall in both colored wax and cassette format. One part dark, heavy hardcore, one part ear searing speed, and a splash of vocals wrought with anger comprise the band's volatile formula.

The album seems to bob and weave its way through assorted movements, as the band flips the switch from blurring quickness to grinding, collapsing breakdowns in a matter of seconds. Once you attempt to become comfortable (in the loosest sense of the word), they commence lurching back and forth with enough force to have you vomiting right all over your MacBook Pro. Raw, unapologetic, and infectious, Troublemaker skips the chug-a-chug spinkicking nonsense and delivers an LP in terrific, true hardcore fashion.

This is still available in both formats from Ride the Fury, so pick one up on the cheap if you haven't already. Even better, they actually recorded more than 15 minutes worth of music (which seems to be a rarity these days), so don't worry about getting your money's worth with this one.

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