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Weekend Nachos

Black Earth

Since the release of 2009’s Unforgivable, Weekend Nachos has been taking the hardcore scene by storm with their signature blend of modern down-tuned hardcore and old-school powerviolence. Signing on to work with A389 Records, run by Pulling Teeth guitarist Dom Romero, the band has crafted the four-song EP, Black Earth.

The album wastes no time with the title track, creating a whirling maelstrom of circle pits and harsh chord progressions. The song churns along as fast as it can for about a minute then kicks in to a mid-pace beat almost reminiscent of early youth crew, and as the rest of the band joins in, it punishes the listener with open palm-muting and desperate vocals. The second track, “Friendship”, keeps it short and sweet. Offering up blast beats at a breakneck speed for the first half of the song, the band slams into the latter half, with vocalist John Hoffman proclaiming, “I am the bastard”. Track three, “Priorities”, maintains the overall fast tempo and heavy theme of the four songs. The track offers up circle pits and heavy mosh all within the song, lasting only 90 seconds. The final song on the EP, “No Saints”, starts out almost the same as “Friendship”, with searing blast beats and a fast tempo, then goes right into a heavy riff fueled by pinch harmonics and open palm-muting.

This short but sweet EP, used as a teaser for Weekend Nachos’ upcoming full-length, Worthless, is completely crushing all the way through. Although the total run time clocks in at less than five minutes, it does its job of showing what is in store for the band’s next release.

7.0 / 10Gregg Harrington
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