November 25, 2012
'Coping' is a hell of a vinyl debut by Toronto's Purity Control. Released on Chris Colohan's label, High Anxiety Records, the band plays a very hardcore influenced style of grindcore. Raw, stripped down grind played by hardcore kids - you won't find any hyperblasting technical shit here. At least that's my take on it. I know the band has released a few tapes prior to this 7" and have another 7" forthcoming, so I have some catching up to do. The tapes are currently unavailable, but I wised up and preordered a copy of the upcoming 7" on the band's Bandcamp page. I've listened to this thing multiple times a day since receiving it. It's really well written and original (as far as grindcore goes). Seriously check this band out if you're into grindcore, powerviolence/fastcore, or hardcore in general.
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