So far, Connecticut’s finest purveyors of twisted, noisy, outsider hardcore, Intercourse, have released three EPs and a couple of 7″s. They haven’t put out a full length LP until now. Everything Is Pornography When You’ve Got An Imagination is a boisterous, disorientating, and wild blast of hardcore that shows the band firing on all cylinders.

This isn’t your older brother’s hardcore. This is hardcore born of out of a love of noise rock and powerviolence just as much as “standard” hardcore. It’s off kilter and over the edge.

That’s fine, but what do they actually sound like?

For the most part, the typical Intercourse song is an under-two-minutes blast of disorientating, feedback-drenched riffs, overdriven bass, and drums that give no quarter. It’s all topped off by the crazed madman ramblings of vocalist Tarek Ahmed. He screams and rants at the unpleasantries of life in a manner that’s quite frightening at times, which is a bit funny, because he’s such a nice guy off stage. But once he hits the stage or does vocals for a recording, the Jekyll turns into a noisecore Hyde.

Everything Is Pornography When You’ve Got An Imagination is a perfect antidote for common hardcore. It’s one righteously messed up shot of invective that will put a smile on the face of anybody who likes their hardcore wild and unpredictable. It’s time this band gets some recognition outside of their home state and the Northeast. This is one crucial blast of twisted hardcore that people should experience. Admit it, you need a little Intercourse in your life.

Purchase the album here. 

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