Hurt Hurt

Vancouver's Hurt play an extreme grindcore that is way above par for a Canadian indie product. The songs are technical yet listenable, the vocals are not cookie monster-style and the riffs are all pretty damn good, in a Morbid Angel sort of way. The drumming is solid and actually sounds like drums, which means this six-song EP is a perfect little slice of Canuck grind. The length also works to the band's advantage, as this sort of thing can get to be a bit of a headache after a while. Hurt isn't just another band ripping off old death metal riffs and with some time, Hurt could become an unique grind killing machine. (Independent)