Hardcore, Punk

Pressure Cracks – This is Called Survival [EP] (Review)

Artist: Pressure Cracks
Album: This is Called Survival EP
Genre: Hardcore
Country: USA
Release date: 10th of January, 2020
Released via War Against Records
Cover artwork © War Against Records 2020

Architecture is an interesting topic. I don‘t know much about it, to be honest, but I like to look at exceptional buildings. Although they all have the same purpose (put people in it to work/live), they achieve it in very different ways: wonderful arches, opulent entrances or gigantic rooms, this list is far away from being complete. Buildings can evoke emotions, depending on the personal taste of its inhabitant. Some are touched by sheer pomp, while others seek refuge in a quiet vast space. The question is: what kind of architectural style would be a band like Pressure Cracks?

For all that I know, I would categorize them as „Brutalism“ (if you need a definition, consult your local search engine). There are no ornaments or anything else, that people might consider pretty, just concrete blocks stacked together. But for some people they serve their purpose in a very stripped-down way and that is an art form too.

Pressure Cracks know their game and do what they can do best: deliver important messages in short bursts of kinetic music. In 12 minutes and four songs you get everything a fan of Hardcore music could ask for: fast-paced songs, ferocious vocals and nice mosh-parts.

Hardcore boiled down to its core.

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8 / 10

As usual, we added the favorite track(s) to our Transcended Review Playlist 2020.

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