Extinction A.D.’s brand of furious hardcore has gained them a growing fanbase. This is especially true on Spotify, where at the time of writing, they have over 1,000 listeners. Recently, they released a new EP, Chaos, Collusion, Carnage, and Propaganda on Unique Leader Records.
At first glance, it is a very short record. The thing is over in about ten minutes. But this is an EP that is made for the gym. Bludgeoning Pantera type solos. All the songs flow nicely, and you know exactly what you’re getting. But there are more diverse sounds at work here. For example, the vocals on ‘Chaos’ remind me of Evile, while the guitars are thrashy. This works well and is ideal if you want to lift weights.
I’m feeling some serious Your Demise vibes on ‘Propaganda’, especially in the vocals. The guitars are utterly rifftastic, and you feel like you’re in a violent circle pit. There is a breakdown that will incite windmilling, crowdkilling, the works.
There’s anger plastered all across this EP. Is it going to reinvent the wheel? I’m not sure. As fun and brutal as these songs are, there’s a lot of hardcore that sounds similar to this. But if you feel angry? Do you want something to get pumped at the gym to? Stick this on. You won’t regret it!
Words by Ermis Madikopoulos