Ringworm Bleed

Ringworm Bleed
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The titular track of Ringworm's Relapse debut, Bleed, begins with the lyrics, "Constant annihilation as far as the eye can see." This assertion could very well be a description of the music contained on the three-song EP (two originals and a Discharge cover). The punishing metallic hardcore is no drastic change for the band from Cleveland, which is a hint of their sound in and of itself, as they continue down the path they started in 1991. Even the Discharge cover has the Ringworm stamp, if only because of Human Furnace's vocals, which are distinct and immediately recognizable. They're also mixed distractingly high in the mix, slightly taking away from the music. Mixing problems aside, by taking a thrashier route, Ringworm's fresh wound, Bleed, proves more vicious than their older Scars and hints that their upcoming full-length could be one of their most savage attacks in recent memory. (Relapse)