Hardened second release by London's Subdued throttles gasps of brickwall torture in and amongst the poison flora of spoken word which will legitimately make a mother cry. Nods to the impassable corners of Celtic Frost and the broken necks of enthusiastic Amebix fans, all with a specific kind of listless stare into the white void of repetitive oblivion. Shaking you in and out of misery, Subdued are back.
The record comes in a wraparound sleeve with collaborative art between drummer Nicky Rat and singer Jack Sabbath.
Love that Traditional hardcore sound. This band is all about standing up and fighting your oppressors. So get up stand up and fight. Every song on this album and the demo make me want to stand up and smash every racist, homophobic, xenophobic piece of shit in the face. Jacob Maddox
On their gut-wrenching debut album "Let Pain Be Your Guide," screamo revivalists Portrayal of Guilt demonstrate their transcendent potential, beyond a shadow of a doubt, in a blinding flash. Bandcamp Album of the Day Nov 30, 2018