RIYL: Antibodies; lo-fi hardcore punk; ringing in your ears
If you need any further proof that Charlottetown is still one of Canada’s most active and interesting punk scenes, look no further than CELL DETH! This hardcore punk quartet formed out of the ashes of the much loved, and much lauded Antibodies, and underrated powerviolence duo UNCLE.
Blink and you’ll miss this demo that clocks in at just over four whole minutes. In that time they pack in six ragers that are biting, funny, and vital. These songs tackle greed, body autonomy, global warming– among other topics– with blinding urgency (“Pickpocket”), and ring out like political anthems (“Who’s Choice”). Such a promising start from a band with hopefully much more to say.
– Michael Rancic