Gumming "Human Values" Cassette
If you can't (or won't) play fast, you've got considerably less to hide behind. You lack of technical prowess and inability to write a discernible hook isn't just noticed, it's magnified. There's a rare number who can overcome these hurdles (and my insistence that punk-hardcore is meant to be played FAST), but Gumming is among them.
The songs are clinically infectious, wound tight around just one or two ideas and repetitively pounded out with the glee of the smirking little shits forced to stand in the corner in elementary school. Music to squirm in your skin to.
Thirteen track, full-length CS from these RVA bruisers. Red cassettes w/ cardboard texture, three-panel j-card.