Price To Pay

Price To Pay EP

Written by: PP on 25/03/2013 02:59:09

Ready to (re)discover your inner mosh warrior? The self-titled record by Holland's Price To Pay ensures that any fan of muscular guitars and thick roars in the vein of Hatebreed will be satisfied in what they are hearing. It's a crushing, uncompromising soundscape that searches out the very root principles of hardcore and exposes them bare through a no-bullshit, 'mow down everything without mercy' style expression.

Is it monotonous? Yes, slightly, but Price To Pay compensate through sheer immediacy at which their soundscape impacts the listener. It's like being continuously batted with a very blunt object at the back of your head, which may not sound pleasant on paper, but if you're looking to unleash some aggression and break down the walls around you, songs like "Once And For All" are exactly the soundtrack to such activities. Moreover, the down-tuned riffs are drenched in groove, which is a sign of solid songwriting that expands beyond the mere decision of writing heavy music for the sake of it being heavy. That's one part where Price To Pay set themselves apart from the average hardcore band, by the way, because they aren't just breakdown/mosh oriented while ignoring general songwriting principles in the process; their songs actually have flow and good dynamics to match their aggression levels. This, we may recall, is exactly why Hatebreed is one of the most widely recognized bands within hardcore by the way, so Price To Pay showcase enormous potential here.


Download: Risk, Optimus Crime
For the fans of: Hatebreed, Terror
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Release date 21.11.2012

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