When it comes to hardcore, the sound that you expect to get is violent and in your face, and with Cowards that is exactly what you get and then some. Still is the name of their newest EP and if offers up five total songs, three being original and two being covers. Throughout this release you get five songs that are incredibly punishing and in your face every single second that you are listening. Cowards unleashes a relentless and vicious attack in the form of this EP and you will be lucky if you get out of a listen with your bones unbroken.
Cowards starts this EP off with the title track and from then on they roll song after song and while listening you feel as though you have been struck repeatedly by a sledgehammer. Each song-including the covers-is violent and beats you down leaving you laying in a pool of your own blood. Still is a powerful and destructive EP that levels just about everything that stands before it and breaks anyone else who stands in its way as well. Each song is sordid, filthy, gritty and bombastic enough to knock your teeth down your throat, so if you aren’t careful you may be toothless at the end of one rotation.
These heathens hammer away at you with murky and sludge filled riffs that are coupled with heavy and earth shaking bass lines, tumultuous drumming and vocals that sound as though they are barked and screamed at you directly in your face. Still is a violent, aggressive and harsh listen that gets you headbanging until your brain bruises right off the bat. The overall sound is raw, destructive and anvil heavy and with a little bit of sludge mixed in with the punishing hardcore elements, you get a sound that is murky, thick and filled with plenty of anger.
Still is a vile and grime filled effort that gives you just enough to listen to until their next full length comes about. This EP provides you with a bruising sound that gets you to come back for more and more punishment. Still is a great offering that gets you engrossed early and headbanging early and often.
Still will be released December 2, 2016 through Throatruiner Records and and Terrain Vague for vinyl and Deadlight Entertainment for CDs.
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