Genre: Hardcore/Trrash/Crossover
Country: U.S.A.
Year: 2019

Almost 8 months ago, coming from the growing scene of hardcore thrash crossover, Texas’s Judiciary release their debut full length, ‘Surface Noise’. Nine crushing tracks produced by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues, Xibalba) while being mixed & mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy, King Nine) and featuring guest appearances from Brody King (God’s Hate), Bryan Garris (Knocked Loose) & Jess Nyx (Mortality Rate). This follow up to the bands 2017 ‘The Axis Of Equality’ EP & two years of touring the US and Europe hits harder with a refined metallic sound. Excellent political hardcore punk-influenced thrash that you will find plenty from Cro-Mags principles all the way up to today and Power Trip, via Pantera, Machine Head and all crossover bands that stigmatized the 80’s and the 90’s. This year was a totally blast for the sub genre featuring High Command, Enforced and Inhuman Nature. ‘Surface Noise’ is 100% groovy and pissed. Beatdown and metallic hardcore elements dominates its primitive sound, as every time I hear it again and again, I think it’s closer to hardcore than thrash, still amazing and angry to my ears. The closing of a marvelous debut is just epic, as at the end of “Burden of Truth,” the band uses a section of Charlie Chaplin’s monologue from the end of The Great Dictator: “Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.” Sublime album, outstanding example of a generation that is thirsty to resurrect a genre that resists as if it is the only thing to do in order to stay alive eternally…