Monday, 5 October 2015


Boise, Idaho's Smuts unleashed this five song bulldozer a couple of years ago and then promptly vanished. The Ubijen EP is 7.5 minutes of toxically addicting hardcore, full of the kind of riffs that you find yourself absently humming days later and thinking "fuck, what's that from, it's rad". Take notes punk: the gear shift at 00:27 of "Trash Cop" and the chugging breakdown seconds later; the swaggering groove after the solo in "Cern". These are the highs, but there are no lows on this EP, it smashes me from start to finish every time. Does anyone know what any of these guys are up to now? I'd like to know.


  1. Ian is in Vexx. Mirce is in a band called Cowboy, and sometimes tours with GLOSS.