STRONG INTENTION "Razorblade Express" PATAC Records
now i am not a encyclopedia of crust or grind; but i do like a lot of it. STRONG INTENTION may be one of the reasons i made the leap into that genre. In 1996 - STRONG INTENTION released a 7" that was straight up hardcore. and i loved it. followed in 1998 with aplit from another one of my favorite underrated bands from NYC, EVERYBODY GETS HURT. Then in 2000 they released a 7" and an LP (2001) on SIX WEEKS. And it was a completely new sound for the band (Zac Ohler). The whole crust grind thing came into play with overt socio-political lyrics and message. Another killer LP, Extermination Vision came via COALITION RECORDS in 2002.
well it has been a quiet decade since. but we get 6 insanely good tunes from Zac (and MIKE WILLIAMS of EYEHATEGOD on 2 tracks). My test press is in the mail; so i am not sure who Zac has in the band these days. But whoever he lured into this nastiness is ripping it up.
Blazing fast thrash crust grind madness. We still get blessed with an iota of hardcore with some breakdowns and riffs.
STRONG INTENTION kicks in tight as fuck drumming with heavy treacherous riffs. The title track with MIKE IX has an outstanding EHG like intro but quickly pounds between a thrash/mosh two step ripper and blast beats. So frigging good. "Messiah Whore" is some where between blast beats, metal and hardcore swing. it is quite a concoction. The middle of "3rd Space" has a beginning of do or die hardcore, getting me to rise and point the finger. Then.. it is a sludge titanic that gets back to the hammering quickly. "Rat Factory" and "Slaughter Intelligence" end the release, both under a minute. Taut gigantic riffs over speed metal rhythm sections that pummel you into the ground. No politician or corporate entity is safe.
STRONG INTENTION will be appropriately doing shows on the east coast with PHOBIA and even stops with AGNOSTIC FRONT and SHEER TERROR.
FFO: H8 Inc, EXTREME NOISE TERROR, ROTTEN SOUND, WORMROT, DISFEAR, KILL THE CLIENT, VICTIMS
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