REVIEW: Out Cold- Planned Accidents 7"
Out Cold- Planned Accidents 7"
The one thing that Out Cold pull off better than just about anyone else is the mid-to-fast paced, three-chord, kick-and-scream hardcore song that crashes headlong into a slower, mid-paced, punchy hardcore tune. Point of fact: bear witness to the awesome transition between the first song on this disk, “This Virus Kills Time” and “That Hurt.” It’s obvious from listening that these cats know their rock and roll, and Out Cold can pull of this kind of song in a way that Negative Approach only wished they could. (I know it’s blasphemy, but it’s the fuckin’ truth) The key to it, as far as I’m concerned is John Evicci’s drumming; the guy virtually punishes his kick drum, and it’s always high enough in the mix to give the music a deadly back-beat, something lacking in MOST hardcore bands.
This Out Cold line-up with Deuce and Mikey Flynn is the most stable the band’s ever had, and rivals the original line-up. All of that said, an incredible hardcore release by Out Cold, but you already knew that.