It would be hard to find another band in our own backyard as consistently bludgeoning and intense as Cursed. On their third album, Cursed remain true to their last two musical pummel-fests with a potent mix of hardcore, metal and doom.
Some genuinely fierce and dense production helps the band sound remarkably huge, while the songs themselves are quick, focused and determined to push the level of aggression as far as it can go. Occasionally, Cursed draw things out a little, as they do on Friends In The Music Business and closing instrumental track Gutters, offering momentary relief from the otherwise relentless pacing. Raw emotion is their greatest asset, and they’ve successfully channelled it here.