Trash Talk: “Explode”
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With its sophomore “full-length” album — just more than 22 minutes — Sacramento quartet Trash Talk has come into its own as a hardcore powerhouse.
The band’s self-titled predecessor churned out potent thrash riffs, push beats, gruff vocals, breakdowns, and the occasional sludge part, but Eyes & Nines is a much stronger exercise in songwriting. The style isn’t groundbreaking, but the band executes it powerfully. Trash Talk will make you fall in love with hardcore all over again.