GFK If Liberty Isn't Given, It Should Be Taken

The punk rock explosion that is GFK is a constantly morphine machine that keeps pounding the beats and swift riffs in constant supply. Quirky, upbeat guitar melodies are woven into burly and hard-hitting moshcore that refuses to stand still. There are many random moments, most notably a couple swift Cradle of Filth metal assaults, and the recurring Euro grinds that are reminiscent of In Flames, circa ’93. It’s really anxious, always introducing new parts, which doesn’t really do much for song structure. Regardless, it’s totally engaging, much more so than most people aiming for this kind of throw-down. They occasionally slow it up with dramatically picked rock epics then quickly revert back to a mosh or Euro riff. For the most part, it sounds like a lo-fi hardcore record with a passionate melodic edge. They really don’t stick to one style, unless you throw them into the thrash pile. (G-7 Welcoming Committee)