This week’s Core Breakdown is bringing you a small, yet kickass treat from the Newark hardcore fellas in Year of the Knife. Ultimate Disease is a three track promo that packs a grimy distortion and metallic ring that will get you whiplashing in your seat.
Opening track “Y.O.T.K.” is a standard banger that rides away with a dense rhythm and clashing drum work. It gets the blood pumping and the muscles all warmed up for the following track “Ultimate Disease”. The song adds a bit more chemistry to the equation, with more of a show in vocal work and guitar play. The music goes from wicked guitar rhythms and shouting vocals, into a menacing trudge that leads into a wall of noise. The final track, “Your Lucky Day”, turns up the energy even higher, slipping in bright tones through the dark droning rhythm. The drumming blasts away as the guitar drops in a sinister melody, the vocals coming through in fits of rage.
You can stream the promo below, and check the band out via Facebook. Keep an eye out for any future releases and shows to come, and thanks for tuning into the Core Breakdown.