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Max­i­mum Suf­fer­ing

HY­DRA HEAD Bap­tists and 3 Inches Of Blood mem­bers take a dark turn What do you get when you take mem­bers of jagged metal­lic hard­core act Bap­tists and plonk for­mer 3 Inches Of Blood howler Jamie Hooper at the mic?

Max­i­mum Suf­fer­ing is the an­swer, and while it’s a bit­ter dose, it’s not the racket you might ex­pect. The band opt for a murky, scum-slicked brand of hard­core that takes in the crusty den­sity of His Hero Is Gone, the vit­riol of Trap Them and a dol­lop of En­tombed circa Wolver­ine

Blues. There’s a pro­gres­sion from their Kill Us All tape, with the band sound­ing in greater con­trol of their fury, but per­son­al­ity is lack­ing. This is sat­is­fy­ing, but Ero­sion are yet to over­shadow the mem­bers’ pre­vi­ous achieve­ments.

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