Power-trios in progressive hardcore are few and far between, but the FRODUS comparisons aren't unwarranted here. If you've been around the Boston scene for long enough, you've talked to one of these three dudes about gear, and on Great Satan they approach big, epic hardcore with an off-kilter spirit that favors inventiveness over predictability. Bar Sinister mixes gruff, driving punk with dark, spacey metal -- coming out sounding like CAVE IN or THRICE on peaks in their career that they never ventured into. Only four songs, but over twenty-minutes (with no bullshit, soundscape filler) to whet your appetite for an upcoming LP. Available on retro cassette or even more retro compact disc.
released August 1, 2011
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