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Talk about truth in advertising. The venerable NYC hardcore band Most Precious Blood returns with a seething new release that has trimmed the fat, drops the hammer, and supplies the missing ingredient that only a band that grew up on CBGB matinees and in Brooklyn playgrounds can bring out in hardcore. It’s called reality, and MERCILESS is a 13-track dose of it, from the Cro-Mags meets Agnostic Front stomp of “Damage Control Freak” to the scathing lyrical content meets chugging madness of “Type A Personality”. Looking for the leaders of the next wave of NYHC? You’ve found them, and Most Precious Blood is their name, as this quintet’s undying love of the game and unwillingness to stay complacent puts them squarely on top of the mountain.
- Mike SOS