Regional Justice Center has on;y been around about five years. However in that short time their imprint on the hardcore music scene has been noteworthy. The Seattle based four piece has made a mark that stays with their relentless string of releases from their prolific leader. Now with a new album Crime and Punishment coming out in early March, their two new singles eviscerate and showcase the strengths of their hardcore sound.
“Absence” is quick and fast. The vocals come at you just as quick as the riffs with just as much intensity. The d-beat pacing of the song is relentless in its power, offering a dark tone that’s hard to forget.
For “Inhuman Joy” there’s more of a power violence tone. The chunky riffs are straight ahead and thick in tone. The way the vocals cut through the music has this devotional feel that cannot be unheard, even with as hard as the music is.
Both songs can be heard above. Crime and Punishment is available to preorder directly from Closed Casket Activities before it gets released on March 05.
Image Credits: Photo by Mark Palm.