Jun 062019


We present the vast majority of our numerous premieres in advance of the records’ release dates. To the extent there is any net benefit to premieres (a subject about which there is debate in the minds of some labels), the logic seems to be that they help create anticipation, and contribute to building “presence of mind” about the release among potential consumers as the days roll forward to the specified moment on the calendar. Yet there is something to be said for springing a premiere full-blown on a record’s release date: If you like what you hear, you can grab it for your very own without delay. And that’s what we’re doing now.

What you’re about to hear is the debut release of a Minneapolis trio named Hurter. Entitled It Will Always Come Back, it’s a 10-track, 18 1/2-minute assault on the senses that in the band’s own formulation crashes together ingredients from grind, black metal, noise rock, and hardcore. On the whole, it is an expression of harrowing emotional intensity, like tortured rioters taking hammers to the familiar storefront windows in your mind, bent on leaving them as ruined as they feel. Continue reading »