15 blasts of hardcore thrash are on this seemingly self-released tape from New Jersey band S’o’ftdov. This music has been self – described as cyberdelic disnöize / surreal death crust played at d-beat tempo, and the vocals are layered with reverb. The work on the package is superb, including printed lyrics for all songs and a profesionally done band photo. This tape came with a felt backpatch of the cover art, black on grey. Well done!
SöFT DOV: http://softdov.bandcamp.com/
Some awesome hardcore on this cassette that threw me for a loop when I first listened to it. Nice raw throat vocals, super hard drumming, some nice guitar work, bass that’s just throbbing throughout this album just made this a treat to listen to. These guys play like they are coming after you, and they just kick ass with the power that they put forward on this release. Some nice pissed off hardcore always clears out the crap on my playlist and I’ll be using this album to knock the crap away for sure. Nice and chunky, just a great release from these guys and the label, can they put out something that I don’t like…I hope not! I need to hear more from these guys, so get out there and do some more music!!!! (Rick E.)
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Some nice anthemic punk rock on here, the kind that you can sing along to and dance around to really loud. These guys really kick some ass on this cassette, lots of hooks, great lyrics, a band that sure can play with feeling and has a ton of talent. The vocalist has some gruffness to his vocals which add a lot to the feel of the songs, great gang background vocals with some excellent woah ohs thrown in, the band has some great guitar work, not flashy, just nice and hard-hitting, the drums and the bass carry on behind with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. I’m really glad that I got a chance to check this out, they are definitely on my radar and I will be looking for more from this band in the future. (Rick E.)
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