The latest EP from Los Angeles stalwarts Terror, which finds the band returning to their former strength, is a definite step up from some of their more recent releases. Taking notes from their contemporaries and honing in on what they did best on The Twenty Fifth Hour, the five-piece deliver nine minutes of concentrated, unadulterated hardcore on The Walls Will Fall.
Highlights that stand out here are opener "Balance the Odds" and the title track, on which Scott Vogel sounds just as irate and fervid as he did a decade ago. Each of the five songs are fantastically paced, building up to massive payoff every time; it's something that's never been out of Terror's range of ability, but a collection of songs consistently of this calibre has been a long time coming.
Technically tighter than ever, and writing some of their best songs yet, Terror prove here that they're worth more than just their legacy, and can do much more than just keep up with the new blood in the scene. (Pure Noise)