Song of the Day

Terminal Nation, “Numb to the Pain,” from Absolute Control (Deep Six Records, 2017)

Whether you refer to them as "power violence" or "hardcore," one thing is certain, the music Terminal Nation generates is pure savagery.

Released during the summer of 2017, Absolute Control is Terminal Nation's second EP and merges the to-the-point speed and bluntness of groups like Infest and Spazz with the moshier parts of late '80s NYHC. "Numb to the Pain" is the ideal way to introduce the Arkansas quintet to you since its arrangement contains the key sonic elements mentioned in the prior sentence. The breakdown section with the gang vocals is especially potent, showing off that NYHC flavor I mentioned earlier.

Terminal Nation's Absolute Control EP is available via Deep Six Records.

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