Anticore (Crash Music)
by Scott Hefflon
Always liked the fuck-off attitude of this Chicago band. Part industrial metal, part programming terrorist duckfart, with snarl and skillz to spare. Can’t name a song or quote a lyric from memory, but I’ve known the name for a decade, and never sneered “those guys suck” once. Hard to tell at a quick pass if anything here will break the band’s trend of gaining quiet respect but mainstream “who?” response, and it’s doubtful the mighty Crash Music will market this fistfuck, er, in the slightest. Seven albums deep, these guys deserve better.