ALBUM OF THE DAY: HOODS – PIT BEAST
Sacramento, CA-based hooligans Hoods have been making seriously heavy toughguy hardcore since the 1990s, though their records for Victory Records and subsequently Eulogy Recordings garnered them the most attention. Their latest album, Pit Beast, was released in the summer of 2009 on I Scream, though I only started listening to it this year. With crushing breakdowns and Mike Hood’s fearsome roar, the record has rapidly become a favorite when I’m doing cardio work at the gym or beating the shit out of strangers who don’t show me proper respect.
Hoods released a whole mess of videos for the album, though the title track — which you can watch above — is one of the highlights. It’s what you’d expect being bludgeoned to sound like.