I grew up on 90s hardcore, so when I hear new bands drawing influence from that era I get excited. Atlantas Foundation does just that and this new EP is a welcome addition to my collection of present day bands paying homage to the 90s.
Fireproof sets the tone with heavy metallic hardcore on the 90s tip - think Unbroken meets Trial. The title-track follows and reminds me a bit of No Warnings first LP. Its got a great groove to it and an excellent breakdown. Heartless also has a great breakdown; the kids eat it up at shows. Lyrically, Foundation shares a lot with their 90s influences: personal touches to topics that concern the everyday life of the individual.
The CD version of this release also contains the two songs from the bands recent split 7 with Meantime. These songs again demonstrate influence from the 90s metallic hardcore scene. Included as well are three songs from the self-titled 7 that started it all. A great way to complete your collection if you never picked it up.
Foundations first EP was good and theyve continued to progress in a positive direction. The new songs are their best material so far and I have great hope for a full-length in the near future.
8.5 / 10
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