Sunday, November 22, 2015

EXPANDER - Laws of Power - Soon On Tape

Austin's Expander are a rare breed; they display a clear understanding of extreme genres and deliver a hysterical wallop that if studied would school generations of black metal, punk and hardcore aficionados. The vocals are necro, the drums are the battering ram that sustains it all and the  and the riffs just beg to be attended with the same intensity that a car crash video is observed by disgusting humanity. Austin is weird but Expander are a rare breed and its members have been fed metal and punk since the start. There are zero fucks given here and the hunger shows. 

Pro tapes / Pro Covers 

Limited to 150 Copies 

No Clean Singing on Laws of Power, 'this music is hot as hell — a marauding, head-wrecking melange of punk and metal with vicious, maniacal vocal venom capable of stripping skin from bone. The songs are virally infectious in addition to being as nasty as famished wolverines, and the production quality gives the sound the kind of raw, gritty abrasiveness it really needs. Whether they’re thrashing or stomping or lurching in a drunken stagger, Expander are full of fire and brimstone. You get this stench in your nostrils, and it’s hard to get it out — but who the fuck would want to?'