Release Date: Apr 28, 2017
Record label: Pure Noise
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal
ROCKS LIKE: Stick To Your Guns, Hundredth, Bane WHAT'S DIFFERENT: The Walls Will Fall adds a chug-tastic flair to Terror's classic hardcore sound with guitar riffs reminiscent of Pantera's golden age. Tracks like "Balance The Odds" and "No Love Lost" dip cautiously into the metal sphere, breaking the EP out of its more rigid beatdown vibe. WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: Vocalist Scott Vogel has branched out of his scene-driven agenda, focusing less on living by the code of hardcore and more on the overarching atmosphere of Trump's America: The lyrics "Living in a sick world/Living in these violent times/The walls will fall/It's got to change" accusingly ring out on the EP's title track.
The latest EP from Los Angeles stalwarts Terror, which finds the band returning to their former strength, is a definite step up from some of their more recent releases. Taking notes from their contemporaries and honing in on what they did best on The Twenty Fifth Hour, the five-piece deliver nine minutes of concentrated, unadulterated hardcore on The Walls Will Fall. Highlights that stand out here are opener "Balance the Odds" and the title track, on which Scott Vogel sounds just as irate and fervid as he did a decade ago.
It's HEAVY. Keepers of the faith and veterans of the pit, Terror have always been top of the pile when it comes to no-frills brutality. It's nice knowing that their first effort for Pure Noise doesn't alter that one bit. The result of a decade and a half's toil, spit and fury, these five slices of vicious old-school rage find the band at their most ferocious and unapologetic – and that's saying something. From the breakneck belligerence of 'Balance The Odds' to the nostalgic groove of 'Step To You', this is the purest strain of hardcore you could possibly mosh your life away to.
For 15 years, Terror has been a picture of consistency. You pretty much know what to expect from each new release. That's not really a bad thing. So many bands struggle to match the quality and intensity of their early material. Terror's move to Pure Noise added to that label's eclectic roster of ….