stream Constrict’s furious Flatspot Records debut, ‘No Eden’
Constrict is a new-ish LA metallic hardcore band who share members with Vamachara, Forced Order, God's Hate, Disgrace and others, and as mentioned, their new EP No Eden drops this Friday (3/20) via Flatspot Records, their first release for the label (pre-order). It's got six nasty tracks, five of which clock in around or under a lean two minutes, and if you dig the members' other bands or classic '90s metalcore like Earth Crisis and All Out War, you're gonna wanna hear this one. They nail just the right the balance between rage and precision, and though No Eden is mostly void of frills, the slightly longer EP closer "Mantra" (a whopping three minutes) really shows off Constrict's ability to spread their wings, as it makes seamless transitions between moshcore breakdowns, groovy trash, and lumbering sludge. In the words of vocalist Anthonie Gonzalez: "No Eden is for anyone that hates the world as much as I do."
Ahead of the EP's release, a full stream premieres right here. Check it out:
Unless they get cancelled due to coronavirus, Constrict have two West Coast this month:
3/27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Unit 122 w/ Section H8, Frostbite, Lead Dream, Dprive, Pull Your Card
3/28 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Sub Rosa w/ No Right, Lead Dream, Dprive, Eightfold Path