Metallic hardcore wrecking crew Purgatory have delivered one of the year’s heaviest beatdowns with Cold Side of Reality, their new album. Every riff and breakdown feels designed to maximize violence, which is exactly where Purgatory succeed. In combination with vocalist Matt Anderson, whose vocals drip with rage, they’ve found their strength: knuckle-dragging metallic hardcore of the highest order.
“A lot of emotion went into these songs,” says vocalist Matt Anderson. “It’s violent and angry but wrapped in feelings of anxiety and personal pain. The songs reflect the problems and the truth of a society that most people ignore or are just ignorant of.”
Cold Side of Reality is streaming below. Get it through Unbeaten Records on June 1.