Oakland’s KHIIS, on this, their first full-length record, unleash a torrent of killer riffs, building songs of purpose and power, absent of the chaos and noise that engulfs many modern hardcore records. While such noise obviously has its place in the canon of punk and its raw machinations, KHIIS know they don’t need the obscurant balm of feedback, they stand clear and robust, simply put: they’ve just got the fuckin riffs. Similarly the vocals are declamatory and forthright, not wild ghosts of delay and reverb, determined attacks, stark in their fury. KHIIS charge mightily through nine striking tracks of thick, full-blooded hardcore punk, taking no prisoners. (Joe Briggs) Bezoar jacket design by Ji Hwan with insert and poster by KHII’S guitarist Austin M. Recorded and Mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios. Mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios.