Fatal State – “Estado Fatal” LP
Combustable political hardcore from Portland. This eight song debut twists between mid-tempo metallic hardcore and full-tilt hardcore blasting in a ’90s style. The overall impact pitches towards a Nausea- Detestation-Health Hazard mix. Vocals trade off between scathing lead female vocals and brute male back-ups, with pointed lyrics in English and Spanish about gun violence, landlord evictions, immigrant rights, an apolitical punk scene.