KAKISTOCRACY cannot be labeled as just another anarcho crust hardcore band. They perform crushing live shows and are a long standing part of North Carolina history, having been a band ever since I can remember. This record is their first output since their debut LP four years ago. As far as the music is concerned, they continue to throw in super heavy parts that transition seamlessly into melodic breakaways. On the flip side, NUX VOMICA throws together some more metallicaly driven but still equally melodic crust. Having members from WAKE UP ON FIRE from Baltimore, the band has made a pilgrimage from the east coast to Portland to ruin eardrums and minds everywhere conceivable. This record single-handedly bridges the coastal gap.