Review Summary: Hurt me more, please.
At only 13 minutes, Gulch’s Burning Desire to Draw Last Breath
feels over in a blink of the eye. This isn’t to say that the EP leaves no impact, as riffs and vocals this hard are sure to be burned into your memory. No, what I mean by that is I want more
. I want these Californian sycophants to put out a full length so that I can be pummeled for 40 minutes at least
. Gulch blasts through tracks like “E.P.T.S” and “Flesh Pursuit” with a punk speed that leaves lesser deathcore/metalcore/what-have-you groups in the goddamn dust. This is the kind of metalcore that will please both punk traditionalists and riff hungry metalheads In other words, this is the sort of release that knows how to marry the worlds of extreme metal and punk in a way that does justice to both.
But sadly, Gulch ends just as it starts getting really really
good. Just as the destructive, deadly drumline starts to crack your skull, just as the riffs start to melt your mind into the consistency of greek yogurt, just as you start to slip away from reality into Hell - the shattering of Gulch’s creation ends abruptly. This is a mere sampler of what could be, the chaos that could be raised by these inhuman beasts - I want more. Their entire discography up to this point fails to reach up to 30 minutes and, goddammit, I’m really pissed about that fact. I want to have my ***ing gray matter pulverized until I can’t tell colors apart. I want to be hurt by Gulch and I can’t wait until we get a full length.