Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Curmudgeon - 2013 - Amygdala

Curmudgeon is a three piece hardcore punk band from Boston, Massachusetts. Amygdala is their third EP recorded by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios. Curmudgeon play a brand of hardcore that owes a debt to power violence. These songs burst out of the gate at top speed and only slow down to smash you over the head with sludgy riffs before exploding on a dime again. The production only serves to accent the crusty, sludgy nature of the guitars, Curmudgeon launch their thick sound directly at your vulnerable parts. Highlights include Tied Hands, Possess and Unchain.  If you like your hardcore punk with a little grind or a little power violence, Curmudgeon's Amygdala will serve well.