Panic Panic

More old school hardcore from Bride Nine, a label that has a knack for releasing solid material that looks and sounds good. Boston's Panic fits the bill on this, their second EP, which contains five songs of metal-tinged hardcore, including an Unbroken cover. The cover photo features the band looking as if they just emerged from several years spent in a Siberian gulag, and musically their angry sound will slap you like an abused child. Panic is made up of members of American Nightmare, the Trouble and the Explosion. Gibby, the singer, in addition to his searing vocals, is the founder of the punk rock dating web site, and he sports a Factory Records tattoo prominently on his forearm. Experience the mystery for yourself and give Panic a listen. (Bridge Nine)