Record of the Week:
MAUSER End of the Line EP

February 23rd, 2011 by

Oh shit! This record slays! Straight outta Gainesville, FL. Alright, here’s what we got: throaty and pissed vocals, with more scream and less growl, that are blown out with some reverbed and echoed effects. MAUSER has a SKITSYSTEM feel, with lyrics are about hopelessness and how a shitty job and 9-to-5 will kill you. I am a sucker for powerful drumming, and theirs is driving and simple, but with some really precise fills. It’s just as methodical in precision as Swedish stuff, but more balls and anger than study.

This sounds much like FRAMTID and a less blown out DISCLOSE, with similar guitar squeals. The leads are simple. No dick stroking here, just straight up, menacing disgust — not intended to impress, just intended to maim. Sludgy, but not indecipherable bass that might throw off your heart beat. The track “New Threats” is fucking psychotic.

This record has all the raw and anger that got me into punk in the first place. Yes, they like DISCHARGE, but they are honoring, not aping. Well done. Get this record. (Vinyl Rites)

4 responses to “Record of the Week:
MAUSER End of the Line EP”

24 02 2011
Will Butler (06:00:57) :

Awesome label, awesome band! They need to tour up to NC.

24 02 2011
craig (11:43:48) :

this band absolutely destroyed when they played a basement here in sacramento back in december — one of the best I’ve seen — ridiculously powerful AND ridiculously hookfilled stuff – yeah I hear your references to skitsystem, disclose, framtid, and discharge — but the truth be Mauser is Mauser and Mauser is brilliant

24 02 2011
catastrophe (18:57:31) :

truth. they played up in albany on a last min thing and even tho they were tired they raged pretty hard until the guitarist or bassist’s cord got sliced on a cymbal! BRUTAL! …and they’re nice ppl too!

2 03 2011
portland (12:06:47) :

when they played portland OR at Dunes it was the loudest band i’ve ever heard. that’s a compliment!

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