Friday, July 10, 2015

Out today: POWER - Heavy Muscle

Power's new EP, Heavy Muscle, is out today on Twelve Gauge Records.

Stream the EP, here.

Buy it, here.

Fixture of the Pacific Northwest scene, Power exudes pure freedom: painfully honest lyrics and a sound that slithers between raw hardcore punk, '70s riff worship, and thrash. Late Black Flag, early Cro-Mags, rural Washington vibes, and a FTW/DIY ethic add up to anomaly that is Power.

Heavy Muscle is the band's third release for Twelve Gauge. 

"This Pacific Northwest hardcore crew is all about crushing you with their boot stompin' tunes. Reminiscent of early hardcore like Cro-Mags, and Black Flag with some newer flair, Power are killing it with their newest release, Heavy Muscle..."
–Metal Injection

"The band takes that nasty mousetrap riffage of Black Flag and builds it on the back of modern hardcore punk chugging. If Coliseum were Damaged fanatics, this might be what you would get."

"Heavy Muscle flexes hard with some serious riffs and chaotic breakdowns. Power manages to tread the line between classic hardcore, power violence, and thrash."
–New Noise

"Their Black Flag-influenced hardcore is a thundering array of stunning aggravation."
–American Aftermath