This album is fucking insane. It’s short but relentless. The mixture of industrial samples, metal riffs and hardcore vocals is the perfect approach to the album’s reaction of anger and revolt of what America has become in 2017. (It came out Jan. 20th, coincidence? I think not.) Everything from each kick drum to snare to Big Black sounding guitar riffs is perfectly mastered to create the illusion of distress and war. If you want a way of getting your anger out, listen to this album. My favorite track is #3 “The Lost” because it the most goth one in my opinion and will make you want to dance and scream at the same time. If you ever want to say anything political on air but don’t have the words, play this album. Goodnight alt-right.
Uniform started when Ben Greenberg and Michael Berdan realized they lived on the same street. They have been or are currently members of bands such as Believer/Law, Veins, Hubble, Whip the Body, York Factory Complaint and have released records on labels like Sacred Bones, NNA Tapes, Accidental Guest and Dais Records, among others.
Together, Uniform combine muddy and feedback drenched guitars and digital blast beats with vocal ejaculations of frustration, despair and whatever. They succeed in creating a maelstrom of noise and energy where many bands fail. “Buyer’s Remorse” is a dance track at its core, however it’s buried under layers of dirt, rust, bum trash, and the only organized movement appropriate is jumping into walls. Alternatively, “Indifference” exists as single puny flower emerging through the wreckage of a decrepit factory with Greenberg’s major-key guitar hooks struggling against Berdan’s voice spitting and hissing at an invisible, oppressive specter.