Cop Problem Buried Beneath White Noise

Cop Problem Buried Beneath White Noise
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This release was a last minute idea for Cop Problem. Since they were headed to the studio to record a cover anyway, they decided to bang out the four tracks that comprise this EP. For better or worse, Buried Beneath White Noise shows the signs of the tight schedule the group were on, lacking almost any sheen or polish. The sound generally works for this style of music — a raw collision of metal and punk, crusted together with some d-beats. It's not unlike Enabler, although it lacks their finesse. Instead, Cop Problem tend to blaze through the sound, occasionally sloppily, with less attention paid to crafting hooks. A noticeable exception to this paradigm is "From Within," which sounds like Strung Out pushed beyond their confines to an altogether heavier place. While this EP certainly isn't "white noise," as the title suggests, it could have used a bit more attention to detail to fill out some of the emptier-sounding sections. Fortunately, an upcoming full-length will give this Philly quartet a chance to best their previous efforts and capitalize on their immense promise. (The Compound)