One Step Closer – “This Place You Know” LP
The follow-up to the 12″ EP that came out on Triple B Records in 2019. Five years since their inception One Step Closer have become key mainstays in modern hardcore, and This Place You Know, their debut full length, delivers the ‘big-one’ for the Autumn of 2021. Give it some time, it’s an absolute grower. For anyone like me who was (and still is) heavily into Turning Point; immediately followed by an easy leap into 108; then, bit later down the line, Modern Life Is War, closely followed by Deafeater (hey, I still believe Deafeater had some great moments), Touche Amore, Have Heart; and then bringing it more up to date, Turnstile and Mil-Spec – this is a gift from the gods, dropped into your lap. Not just a culmination of that legacy, this album takes it up another level, with a studio production/sound quality that is a total treat for your earholes.