Balaclava 'Shame' 7"
“Remember His Hero Is Gone? BALACLAVA do, and while their Shame 7” (Forcefield Records) doesn’t approach HHIG levels of glory, it’s musically similar, and it’s pretty damn good. The production is suitably lo-fi and the shit hits hard, regardless of whether it’s whipping along double-time or sludging itself down to a slow crawl. Opening cut “To Those Who Glorify War” (we’re guessing the next line isn’t “we salute you”) is an excellent slab of post-HHIG worship for people who like hardcore/crust/grind 7”s in theory, but don’t have a record player. Which is everyone I know. Recommended.” – Greg Pratt // metal maniacs