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