Photo: Brent Butterworth
Atlanta, Georgia's Hounds are streaming their debut EP, 1129, on Bandcamp. Guest vocalists from Beacons and Kublai Khan join the four tracks, which prove to be an unrelenting display of heavy hardcore breakdowns, metalcore intricacies and hoarse declarations.
"I turn 24 on Sunday. So much has changed in a year and this record is basically a telling of that. I've spent blood, sweat, and tears on this. I've written every feeling I've had, every struggle, every triumph, in these songs. To be honest, I wrote these songs for me, and nobody else. This was my therapy, and still is every time I pick up that microphone. I'm not a role model, this record isn't a guide on how to deal with the bullshit life throws at you. I put my heart into these songs so you can all somewhat feel what I felt, and find your own way," says frontman Cody Roberson.
1. "Distance" (ft. Taylor Bryant of Beacons)
2. "The Devil's Game" (ft. Matt Honeycutt of Kublai Khan)