As voyeurs of a burning world, we find ourselves living in a perpetual aftermath of real-time destruction. This horror has seeped into our souls, leaving us isolated, bitter, and betrayed. MANGLED STATE observe this all too clearly. On their caustic debut they articulate the feeling of having one’s back to the wall with no choice left but to lash out.
Initially conceived as a two piece, this Houston, Texas outfit showcases J. Everett & J. Bokemeyer pounding through 5 tracks of minimalist U.S. hardcore in a style that has come to define Youth Attack’s vision: direct, hostile and unapologetic.
released February 25, 2020
J. Bokemeyer—Guitar, bass
J. Everett—Vocals, drums
Recorded at Francisco's Studios, Houston, Texas
Mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios
Like some cryptozoological ab-human this album crashes out of punk's more obscure and overgrown bylanes on all fours, spitting and howling like an unclassified ape-thing, ready to headbutt you in the crotch and saunter off in search of new prey. Ben Harris