Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Xibalba/Suburban Scum split LP
Who: Xibalba and Suburban Scum
What: Split LP from two of America's up-and-coming metalcore/deathcore/slamcore/whatever bands. Released on Closed Casket Activities.
When: June 2014
Where: Pomona, CA and North New Jersey respectively
Why: Suburban Scum keeps the Dirty Jersey metalcore tradition alive. Xibalba is simply the best band going right now.
[The Radness Average (or star rating) is derived from assigning each song a number of stars based on a 1-5 scale, then adding the total number of stars, and then dividing that number of total stars by the number of songs on the record. A Radness Average of 4.0 or higher indicates a good or great record. A Radness Average of 2.0 or less indicates pure crap. Everything else is in the middle somewhere.]
Xibalba/Suburban Scum - split LP - Closed Casket Activities
(Tracks 1 and 2 are Xibalba. Tracks 3-6 are Suburban Scum.)
1. Death Threat -- *****
2. Suicide Note -- *****
3. Intro -- ****
4. Misery Loves Company -- *****
5. Refuse to Suffer -- ****
6. Little From the World (Cold As Life) -- *****
Radness Average: 4.500
Xibalba/Suburban Scum - split LP
Verdict: Suburban Scum brings the hate and plays a Cold As Life cover. Xibalba is the best freaking band in America right now.
For fans of: Harm's Way, Nails, Fury of Five, Rotting Out, Expire