Creator-Destructor Records presents the destructive debut 7” from Sacramento-based hardcore outfit, EXTINGUISH, unleashing the eponymous EP today.
Formed in 2017, EXTINGUISH attempts to achieve the darkest/hardest sound they can, merging elements of death metal with the classic ‘90s hardcore sound. With a style somewhere between the output of death metal greats Obituary and Grave, and hardcore icons Next Step Up and Gut instinct, the band delivers a punishing, metallic attack akin to peers Sunami, Hands Of God, Field Of Flames, and more. In their short time as a band, they’ve played throughout the Sacramento and Bay Area scenes, and now present their debut recorded output.
The band’s debut EP Extinguish drops seven tracks in barely sixteen minutes, the songs surging with rigorous vitality and slamming breakdowns. The record was recorded April 2020 at Panda Studios by Charles Toshio and completed with cover art by Nicky Rat.
Stream the debut EP from EXTINGUISH now at Creator-Destructor’s Bandcamp RIGHT HERE.
EXTINGUISH is truly a no-frills band, an aesthetic that extends to their effective, supremely pissed lyrical strategy. With the state of the world in 2021 being seemingly worse than it’s ever been, the Sacramento five-piece don’t hold back on speaking up about real life; the horrors, sadness, and abuse of power that many fall victim to in our current failed state of politics and leadership. While the band heavily focuses on our collective social nightmare related to corrupt police, politicians, and lack of faith in humanity, EXTINGUISH also find themselves exploring the personal realm of struggling to maintain your sanity when all systems of infrastructure are broken and seemingly hopeless, creating an apocalyptic mental state which one must climb through every day, just to survive.
Watch for additional news on EXTINGUISH to post in the months ahead.
“The Sacramento quintet’s barbaric riffs and delicious mosh parts have brought them comparisons to Next Step Up and Gut Instinct, and No Echo isn’t going to argue with that assessment. EXTINGUISH is part of the current wave of groups that also includes Hands Of God, Momentum, and Sunami that is helping to make the Golden State one of the premier regions of the world for metal-kissed hardcore.” – No Echo
“EXTINGUISH’s music is ultra-HEAVY and seething with RAGE that you can’t ignore. Don’t even get me started on their sick fucking breakdowns!” – Cvlt Nation
“…compelling, astounding listening. Metallic hardcore of the highest order is what EXTINGUISH are here to offer, and they do it masterfully on this debut EP.” – New Noise Magazine
“As someone who has been listening to hardcore, in all its various incarnations, for over twenty years, I found this EP to be an invigorating and exciting listen. This is a release that will make fans of Merauder, Earth Crisis, All Out War and very early Hatebreed (Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire) sit up and take notice.” – The Sleeping Shaman
“…a perfectly formed slice of Hardcore brutality and one which promises much going forward.” – The Razor’s Edge