Short and anything but sweet, Entry’s debut full-length is an incendiary blast of Swedish Crust Punk by way of Los Angeles. Featuring a brutal performance from Sara Gregory throughout, Detriment sounds like the result if their fellow Los Angelenos in Youth Code abandoned Industrial and focused their two-pronged attack solely on the Hardcore and the Heavy.
“Intro” gives nods to those Old School intros and breakdowns that stood out in the NYHC scene but from there on, all comparisons and similarities end as the dense shredder “Your Best Interest” begins and drives home the aggression for barely a minute yet still drops this bass-led breakdown by Sean Sakamoto within its’ opening barrage.
“Selective Empathy” is intricate yet simple, built from a seemingly straightforward heavy ass cloth before opening up with Gregory’s growl and Clayton Stevens’ guitars crushing all. “Not Your Decision” is a groove-filled stomper showing off drummer Chris Dwyer and Sakomoto’s rhythmic synchronicity while “Control” just shreds and brings to mind the Aaron Turner-led Split Cranium.
A bludgeoning world ender of a closing track, “Demons” comes at listeners with mountains of bass, guitar, and drum blasts being heaped at the earholes building toward a sonic overload as Gregory’s slow, lethargic delivery here is marvelously monstrous.
Detriment releases through Southern Lord on July 17th. Pre-orders will be up soon (July 3rd) here and here but you can pre-order your digital copy now by clicking the stream below. For more on Entry, follow them across the electronic superhighway by clicking here or here.