FUTURE BINDS - Self Titled 7"
Debut release from this new Raleigh band featuring 3/4 of Sorry State faves Pure Scum. Their sound has matured since the raw, scrappy days of Pure Scum (after all, the members are like 17 now!)... everything is faster, tighter, more complex, and generally more locked-in, but still benefitting from Anthony's powerful, straightforward drumming and Lucas's authoritative vocals. Future Binds rep their Out Cold influence pretty hard, but with such a tight performance and loud, clear recording this reminds me more of Antidote or maybe Government Warning / Wasted Time (though less melodic than the former and not as mosh-y as the latter). Pure Raleigh hardcore. Strongly recommended