Crutch - S/T

Crutch is from Amherst, MA and play a very fast, noisy and aggressive style of hardcore. Lyrically these guys stay pretty angry, with songs about being totally disgusted and defeated. The recording is a bit blown out, which at times can add to the effect, but other times it is a little much.

The vocals are a pretty great over the top scream, though I wasn't really digging the lower growl vocals about 1 minute into the song "Choke". Guitar feedback pretty much rings through every pause, though the tone when being played is pretty full and warm. At a total of 4 minutes, these songs run by quickly. I find myself impressed with the drumming; it's executed quickly and confidently. For fans of everything angry.

Listen to the whole thing here.