The Damned, the Shamed
Label: Century Media
On their fourth full length/Century Media debut, L.A.'s breakneck hardcore purists turn up the volume, speed and anger as they maintain their signature style. With all the aggro energy of the old school, Terror's venomous words, abundant gang vocals, brutal breakdowns, battering drums and shredding solos are louder, faster and meaner, but their metallicized hardcore sound remains intact (if somewhat stagnant). Songs like the wounded "Betrayer" and destructive "Relentless Through and Through" offer a slick sample of what these hardcore believers stand for, but bring nothing new.