Release Date: May 5th, 2018
Format: Vinyl, Cd and Digital
Label: Major Letdown Records
Location: Denver, Colorado
Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)
Trond Goderstad – Vox
John E. Quesada – Guitar
Bella Quesada – Bass
Max Arbess – Drums
Our Favorite Track(s): Illusion Wall, Genocide, American Taliban
Sounds Like: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies, Subhumans, Bad Brains, The Exploited
Great Hardcore? Look No Further!
When it comes to hardcore punk, there are certain things you expect: fast buzzsaw guitars, pounding drums and those over the top throat ripping vocals. Almataha’s latest effort delivers that in spades! Personally, I loved the little “vintage” atom bomb instructional intro on Illusion Wall. While this sort of thing has been done before, it’s fun and tasteful. Plus, with the warning siren in the background, it does feels like the big one is about to be dropped. Duck and cover!
The rest of the album quickly aligns with the sound and feel of “Wall” and doesn’t let up until the very end. This band needs to make its way to Milwaukee, they would do very well! Can’t wait to see what else these lads (and lass) come up with next.
Guest Review by: Maxwell Liam of Hi/Jack