RSR 133: Pick Your Side “Snake and Ladders” - 7”: After releasing the impressive debut 7 inch Survival Prayer last year I've been waiting to hear more from Pick Your Side, a crushing hardcore band featuring Jeff Beckman (vocalist for Haymaker and guitarist for Left For Dead among other notable bands) and also featuring members of metal/grind stalwarts Fuck The Facts. There are faster straightforward hardcore/powerviolence songs that bring to mind the aforementioned singer's previous band Haymaker, a few more metallic/melodic songs with a crusty influence coming forward, and also a few ridiculously heavy slower songs usually built around a single crushing riff. It's clear from the top notch performance on this record that Beckman's time away from fronting a band hasn't caused him to miss a beat and he sounds better then ever. All fans of hardcore/grind/powerviolence owe it to themselves to check out this out ASAP.
5 new tracks + NEIL YOUNG cover. 2nd part of this 7" is a 1 sided screenprinted flexi.comes out later this year
RSR 133.5: Pick Your Side - Flexi 7”: 1 Track Flexi 7” of that great canadian Hardcore Pioneers.