What is it with one man straight edge powerhouse bands? First there was No Tolerance, then Violent Reaction, and now Protester. This is the Protester demo tape released on Bleeding Edges, and contains the drummer of several North Carolina hardcore/punk bands: Last Words, Abuse., etc. (as well as new death metal band Genocide Pact - hope to nab a demo soon). Fairly similar to the aforementioned one man bands, Protester is straight up 80's Boston hardcore (there's even a Last Rights cover). Some seriously pounding stuff here, definitely in my top demos of the year.