Fixation crashed the hardcore scene last year with their first EP, Marked. Back on Andrew Kline’s WAR Records, the band returns with another EP, Into the Pain, this time on test press, clear, green, or orange flexi!

Representing Philly, Fixation play short, fast, loud hardcore with a vicious tenacity. Driving SXE values into your face, Fixation come hard and brutal. Four newly recorded, ferocious, demanding, old-school hardcore songs are applied within five minutes.

Three originals in three minutes and a seething cover of Regan Youth’s classic outcast anthem, “No Class,” set the album off. Into the Pain was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Wyatt Oberholzer at The Knife Lair (Year Of The Knife, Struck Nerve, Drowse) and finished with artwork by Linas Garsys (American Nightmare, Ceremony, World Be Free).

This is brilliant and hardcore perfection. The only complaint is the lack of product. But, I am sure they are busy. This was recorded apropos with no polish or sparkle. This is raw, unbridled hardcore, evil, vile, angry, confrontational, and at blistering speed. Razor-like guitar, jangly bass, pounding drums, and enraged growls fill out the album. Everything hits the audience in visceral splendor. Nothing to overthink.

RIYL: Black SS, Rival Mob, Boston Strangler, No Tolerance, Blazing Eye

Purchase this album here.


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