Tuesday, January 27, 2015

XTRMST - debut EP


What:  Debut EP of straightedge California hardcore featuring current AFI members; self-released by the band.

When:  April 2014

Where:  Various cities in Northern California

Why:  To make up for all that selling out AFI did in the last decade.

[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.]

XTRMST - debut EP - self-released

1.  Dirty Nails -- *****
2.  Conformist -- ****
3.  Exterminate -- ****
4.  The Breed -- ****

Radness Average:  4.250

XTRMST - debut EP (zippyshare)
XTRMST - debut EP (mega.nz)

Verdict:  For me, it was a nostalgia trip back to the early 2000s and happy memories of Indecision Records and Orange County hardcore. Your experience may differ.

For fans of:  AFI, Bleeding Through, Throwdown, Adamantium, Atreyu


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