Victory/ Defeat Independent
For a genre so keen to let you know about how passionate and genuine they are, Australian hardcore usually falls into two categories: shit, or bad cookie-cutter shit. So often we are subjected to the same dross, push up-worshipping Bro-core made famous by the likes of Parkway Drive, I Killed The Prom Queen, Northlane and so on – perhaps until now. Sydney Hardcore may have found its saviour in newcomers Grizzly Adams. While other bands are coordinating their wardrobes, the quartet are writing some honest, Defeater-esque, feelinginducing hardcore. Tasteful and dynamic, although not without fault, the EP feels like the first sexual exploration of young adolescent love: sometimes awkward and a little painful, sometimes right on the money, but still kickarse because you’ve got your hands down your girlfriend’s pants while her dad is in the kitchen.