ALTERED BEAST

Altered Beast

(Blak Skul - BSR005) 7-inch $9.75

Kansas City’s Altered Beast delivers riffs with the precision and rhythm of a death metal band — equal parts metal and hardcore without being metallic hardcore — punctuated with heavy youth crew breakdowns. Their blue-collar truth-dealer spits tales of city life with venom-tinged PMA. The result is tough-guy hardcore if your idea of a tough guy is a working class everyman, crushed by the slings and arrows of our post-industrial reality, but refusing to give up in his pursuit of some elusive transcendence. Besides a self-titled demo tape, this seven inch is the product of three years of gigging with countless unrecognized bands worthy of our respect, as well as opening for the likes of Napalm Death, Exodus, Madball, Phobia, Voivod, Prong, Noisem, Iron Reagan, etc. Edition of 440