THE KING IS DEAD
The Sacramento, CA troupe Hoods return with another unremitting hardcore offering that embodies tough guy hardcore. THE KING IS DEAD displays this outfit’s decade-long mission of laying down beatdown riffs with the struggles of the street in the forefront. Much like Hatebreed, Madball, Sick of It All, and the like, Hoods have never strayed from the formula of combining heavy riffs, heavier subject matter, and the unbreakable NYHC spirit, spilled over to the West Coast. While this disc doesn’t cover any new ground, the undeterred spirit and imminent delivery of tracks like “26 Seconds of Hate” and “This Time” provide the proper backdrop for Hoods to convey its hardcore wares.