TITLE: THE CORRELATION BETWEEN ENTRANCE AND EXIT WOUNDS
LABEL: PURE NOISE RECORDS
WORDS: CHRIS PRENATT
Eight months ago, California-based sasscore group SeeYouSpaceCowboy unleashed their heavy hitting compilation ‘Songs For The Firing Squad’. The thirteen songs off of that comp showed the world that SYSC was a force to be reckoned with. This young group (forming in 2016) was ready to show what they were made up.
Fast forward to late September, and the San Diego quartet are ready for round two. Armed with razor-sharp lyricism, a bone crunching hardcore sound, and the shit that would give The Number Twelve Looks Like You a run for their money, SeeYouSpaceCowboy are here to prove that they’re not fucking around this time on ‘The Correlation Between Entrance And Exit Wounds’ (damn even the name sounds brutal).
“Armed with razor-sharp lyricism, a bone crunching hardcore sound, and the shit that would give The Number Twelve Looks Like You a run for their money “
Merely seconds into the heavy opening number “Armed With Their Teeth”, you can already picture the crowd opening up, getting ready for the sickest mosh pit you’ll ever see. Hell the whole album was made to throw down. Tracks like the tyrant killing “Disdain Coupled With A Wide Smile”, the hard hitting “Put On A Show, Don’t Let Them See You Fall”, and the closing number “The Phoenix Must Rest” show that the band have grown since the release of Songs For The Firing Squad.
While the tongue-in-cheek lyrics that vocalist Connie Sgarbossa writes are still there, she seems to be a little bit more personal with her songs this time. She didn’t just want to be another trans woman writing politically fueled songs, she wrote these from an emotional standpoint, helping her throw her identity out the window. That emotion can be found in the previously mentioned song “Put On A Show, Don’t Let Them See You Fall”. On it, Sgarbossa sings, “You are not broken just a different model,” and “Don’t be afraid to exist, you’re still alive / Don’t burn the effigy, show them that you’re not a lost cause.”
“‘The Correlation Between Entrance And Exit Wounds’ is a goddamn banger, hands down.”
You can tell that the band definitely wear their influences on their sleeves. The instrumental “No Words, No Compensating Lies” feels like a Misery Signals song. Elements of Daughters, Heavy Heavy Low Low, See You Next Tuesday, and Fear Before The March Of Flames are scattered throughout, feeling like SYSC have taken us back to the early 2000s. The group are bringing MySpace-core bands like those acts back in a big way. If you read the comments in their YouTube videos posted by their label Pure Noise Records, people felt like they were taken back in time and were reliving their glory days of slam dancing in the club.
Overall, ‘The Correlation Between Entrance And Exit Wounds’ is a goddamn banger, hands down. If there was a band who could hold a candle to Knocked Loose, it clearly has to be this heavy hitting SoCal quartet. If you’re not ready for SYSC, then you’ll be swept away.