Cop Problem
Cop Problem

Pardon me while I pick my face off of the floor, Cop Problem just sheared my grill off with this rager of an EP. Intense d-beat and crust influenced hardcore that slays and slays for every second of its nine minutes. This is an urgent, ripping blast of catharsis straight from the streets of Killadelphia and a must buy for fans of Converge, Trap Them and similarly styled hardcore.

On their debut EP, Cop Problem seamlessly integrate elements of hardcore, d-beat, crust and grind in sweet, and short, package. “Monuments” starts slow until it blows out with blasting d-beat hardcore and ferocious vocals. “Along for the Ride” brings more d-beat and burns down with a classically ripping crusty blast. “Blinded by Power” sees the band stretch a bit (and almost hitting the five minute mark!), incorporating clean guitar and spoken vocals at the halfway point, building to a devastating climax of layered screams and chaotic drumming. Thankfully, the vocals are of the distinctly intelligible kind, which makes the social commentary in the lyrics easier to digest. It’s all of nine minutes but hot damn if it isn’t a hell of a ride.

Cop Problem have really set the bar high for themselves because it is hard to imagine a stronger opening salvo. This is a caustic and ripping debut EP and a good sign of things to come from this young band.

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Written by Chuck Kucher
May 9th, 2012

Comments

  1. Commented by: Nick Taxidermy

    this sounds bitchin


  2. Commented by: Nick Taxidermy

    I had listened to two songs by these nutcases before i realised their vocalist was female. this is so good.


  3. Commented by: Chuck

    Yeah, I was pretty surprised too. I didn’t realize it until I saw some pictures of them playing live.


  4. Commented by: bodaboo

    Female singer are always lame


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