Animal Instinct
Stick like glue 7"
Take It Back Records
Animal Instinct come from Switzerland and this is their first record, released almost a year ago by the brand new label Take It Back Records, run by my friend Christian.
The band consists of current and ex-members of bands like Solid Ground, Liferide, Beggars & Gentry, Play To Destroy, Vale Tudo and Damage I.D. Their 7" comes in an awesome screen-printed cover and includes a poster format lyric sheet and colored vinyl. I really like the packaging, both professional and artistic.
So, musicwise, we have to deal with 4 songs + an intro, counting around 9 minutes, of uncompromising, in your face early, classic NYHC. Bands like Killing Time, Cro-Mags and Breakdown come in my mind, while there's a personal touch in Animal Instinct's songs, as well.
The riffs are sharp and the rhythm section is tight & strong enough! Moreover, I dig the vocals that are furious and aggressive, straight to the point!
All in all, an awesome release by a very promising label. We'll review the other 2 Take It Back Records releases during the weekend, so stay tuned!