Warthog "2nd Self Titled" 7"


Over the last five years, New York's Warthog have perfected their near-perennial EPs by (like the Ramones) diligently tweaking their natural, highly potent formula without straying too far away from it. Instantly classic hardcore punk with solid roots in their domestic progenitors-the sweaty, nasty energy of Poison Idea and Inmates lend an unmistakable influence-but with nuances and flourishes that indicate cues extending far beyond our borders. Only truly great hardcore can achieve such a towering, monumentally huge sound that is still covered in straight, undeniable sewer -- absolutely their heaviest, best EP yet. (Toxic State Records #35)

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