Haymaker
Let Them Rot


3.9
excellent

Review

by Adam Thomas STAFF
January 29th, 2014 | 35 replies


Release Date: 02/01/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Four songs. Four minutes.

Contained within the four minute run time of Haymaker's latest 7” Let Them Rot are enough push pits, stage dives, microphone grabs, and clothes drenched in other people's sweat to last a lifetime. On Let Them Rot, the Hamilton, Ontario based hardcore band continue to push forward with all their pissed off might, creating a short, swift musical kick to the head. It's enthralling. The energy contained in its four tracks is more than most bands can pack into an entire album, or in the case of some even a complete career. Take the thirty second “Shit Magnet” for example, its unrelenting pulse mixed with the pissed off sneer of singer Jeff Beckman makes it a shotgun blast of rage. It's a stunning testament to one of the most vitriolic and visceral bands in hardcore, that even despite their elusive status and fractured output, Haymaker still reign supreme. In a world where hardcore's ethics and aesthetics become commandeered by more and more commercial sources, Haymaker are living proof that the underground never dies. If you ever have doubted the power of hardcore punk, Let Them Rot will make you regret it. It's the fury of Infest, the anger of Integrity, and the intensity of Man is the Bastard all rolled into 253 measly seconds.



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Athom
Staff Reviewer
January 29th 2014


17222 Comments

Album Rating: 3.9

Short review of a short record.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
January 29th 2014


16089 Comments


Didn't know this was out m/

Brostep
Staff Reviewer
January 29th 2014


3470 Comments


if anything from the past 10 years screams m/ more than this EP description then I'd like to see it

not including metapoddestroyer obv

TheBarber
January 29th 2014


1977 Comments


They live artwork, sweet

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Mort.
January 29th 2014


3792 Comments


dude your on a roll with the reviews at the moment

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NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
January 29th 2014


7097 Comments


Should check out Miserable Failure - Hope

4 tracks in under 4 minutes : ]

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 29th 2014


50550 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Checking out now. It's not out nvm

ConorIsNotHere
January 29th 2014


1284 Comments


Well that was fun lol. Also, sweet review man!

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Green Baron
January 29th 2014


20000 Comments


rip redskyformiles

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EyesWideShut
January 30th 2014


3181 Comments


fucking Haymaker mane.. good times back in the day jamming It Only Gets Worse.

ProjectFreak
January 30th 2014


1411 Comments


rip redsky[2]

but the reviews are still good so no real complaints

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clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
January 30th 2014


6487 Comments


Yeah, this slays.

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Chortles
January 30th 2014


17996 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

this is good

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Green Baron
January 30th 2014


20000 Comments


Haymarket

SadAndHolyGlow
January 31st 2014


1524 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Nice review. Perfect length.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 31st 2014


50550 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is fucking fantastic

MMX
February 1st 2014


4831 Comments


Fuck yeah new Haymaker

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
February 2nd 2014


6269 Comments


That artwork! Probably my favorite scene from They Live.

EDIT: Nah, scratch that. The best scene is that fist-fight that goes on for like 30 minutes.

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Italianjesusfootball
February 2nd 2014


265 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

fuck man, this is good.

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Green Baron
February 2nd 2014


20000 Comments


Where can I find this?



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