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JOHNNY CAGE IS A FAKE
JOHNNY CAGE IS A FAKE
PURITY

Recreating the sounds of a rush hour traffic jam in midtown Manhattan via spastic bursts of metallic hardcore and left of center jam freakouts, the four members of Johnny Cage is a Fake radiate the feel of living in the Big Apple via song. On the quartet’s 10-track offering, a smattering of noisecore’s adventurous nature, hardcore’s bombastic dynamics, hints of crusty punk, and metallic screamo are very much apparent in the slash and burn rhythms and disjointed six-string sting of such roller coaster tracks like “So Far So Bad” and “Niggaplease”. A desolate feel devoid of hope and reason pervades throughout the entire collection, much like a more unorthodox, less technical version of Meshuggah, especially present on the final breakdown of “Bitchslap the World”. As destructive as a steamroller and armed with the musical firepower that would make most hardcore bands jealous, Johnny Cage is a Fake take the ball Botch brought to the game and drag it through the five boroughs, giving their self-titled release that unmistakable NYC attitude.
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- Mike SOS