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Quicksand by Quicksand
Released: Jan 1990
Label: Revelation Records
Though Quicksand would receive greater exposure three years later, with the release of their debut Slip, the group first became an underground sensation via this EP for Revelation Records. Their sound was already locked in place: a wiry and angry fusion of New York hardcore (the band boasted ties to Gorilla Biscuits) and Fugazi's more progressive tendencies. The latter influence is particularly noticeable on the angst-ridden "Unfulfilled;" both "Omission" and "Clean Slate," in contrast, possess a real metal edge, in large part due to Walter Schreifels' and Tom Capone's twin-guitar power chug.
Justin Farrar

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