Embrace Today Soldiers

Another quality release from Deathwish, a label that’s not afraid to combine good hardcore with quality presentation. Works for us, as we get to stare at the beautiful artwork while Boston’s Embrace Today rage their way through 15 short, fast and extremely pissed off (almost to a tiring degree) blasts of pure hardcore energy. If we’re going to get nit-picky, this is pretty heavy on the metal influences, mainly upbeat but not without a few breakdowns, and beefy yet not macho. While the ideas may not be new, the awesome, huge production sound makes this enjoyable. (Deathwish Inc.)