BETWEEN THE WARS
LESS WE BELIEVE
Between the Wars hails from New Jersey, boasts Ensign’s lead singer and an ex-Thursday guitarist in its ranks, and makes the kind of urgent metallic hardcore that picks up where the legacy of Snapcase left off, with scatterings of newer mindful yet utterly scalding bands like Modern Life is War and Bleeding Kansas strewn about. This eight-track release unleashes a tumultuous hardcore trajectory whose post-hardcore fretwork and metallic foundations found on tracks like “In A Perfect World, You’d Be Dead” and the malevolent “American Mutiny” sound best when cranked to 11. Intricate enough for the tech head (especially guitar-wise), yet charged with the same scolding intent as old school hardcore, LESS WE BELIEVE is a masterful album awaiting fans of dense hardcore.