Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Genre: Punk, hardcore
Demo: Demo 2020
Label: Triple B Records
Format: Cassette (first pressing 50 copies; sold out), digital
Release: March 19, 2020
I had been writing material for a few other zines, but realized it has been a while since I submitted anything to Autoeroticasphyxium. In an attempt to remedy this, I promised myself that the next time I got to the computer I would review something.
When the time came to sit down to write my review, I realized that I was not really feeling like listening to goregrind or grindcore like I usually do. Earlier in the week I had been listening to some old hardcore bands for the sake of nostalgia, so I figured I should try to find something new from this genre.
After a brief search on Youtube, I came to the 2020 demo from FYZICAL. Boasting four short tracks, I figured hell, this is perfect. I was planning on sleeping soon so this is just the right length. Not too long... just enough for me to get a solid wave of vicious hardcore wrapped around my cranium.
This sounds like your standard hardcore, but it is all played well. The guitar work and the vocals and the drums all flow together epically, and help prove that this short demo (under eight minutes) is well worth a few listens. I would not be surprised if fans of other genres such as metal liked this, too. It is recorded well and it is quite heavy overall, so, why not?
Give these tracks a spin! –Devin Joseph Meaney
Brock Stephens: Vocals, guitars, bass
Cameron Leininger: Drums
2. Die In Your Arms
3. Life In A Grey Area
4. Why Not Now?