Vinyl Colour: gold Release: 2016 Label: NEW AGE Records
Newcomers Abuse Of Power, hailing from Atlanta, GA, have already begun cultivating quite a following, not only for their sound but also their message. Drawing on '90s Atlanta bands Act Of Faith, Broken and Ex-Members Of for influence, the band also looks to the early New Age catalog (Outspoken, Resurrection and Eleven Thirty-Four) for inspiration. The music Abuse Of Power writes carries weight in every riff, snare hit and bass note. Every word sung comes with an urgency and intention that commands the listener's attention. In a period where hardcore is often dominated by bands that push rhetoric over substance and violence over anger, Abuse Of Power consciously rejects those ideals to prove that hardcore has always been about what you say, not how you say it.