DNF Hurt

DNF Hurt
There was a time back in the mid-'90s when a record like Hurt would have just made so much sense. Luckily, in the world of extreme music, if something makes sense once it, generally speaking, will make sense forever. So, yes, this still works: 13 minutes of sludge-ridden grind, noisy feedback and snotty punk mixed up into a mosh pit and tossed onto the cold, unforgiving floor of an all-ages community centre gig, lights cranked unapologetically onto the kids and the old dudes hanging around, enraptured in the glorious noise that DNF are cranking out. The production is impressively heavy and dirty, adding a nice Ballou-esque touch to the tunes. When a band feature members of Trash Talk and Touche Amore, and are co-released by a record label run by Chris Colohan of Cursed, the Swarm, and Burning Love, it's all about the all-ages rage, which is on display, as good as it will ever get, which may be a bit too punk for grind fanatics, but will serve anyone else looking for an energy burst just fine. (High Anxiety)