Best Hardcore Album OF 2022 – BOTCHED TOE With Raw Debut Powerhouse ‘A FALSE GLIMMER OF HOPE’

27 December 2022

Who: British hardcore mavericks


Kibou Records: “This is the debut release by BOTCHED TOE. The catchy, pummelling riffs Flanagan serves up provide the perfect backdrop to a bleak vocal narrative from Domestic
of a country in decay. Government corruption at an all-time high, those in power displaying ever-increasing contempt for the public; the ravages of unbridled capitalism and a poorly handled pandemic carving ever deeper scars into our individual and collective mental health; simple dreams now out of reach, and a populace so on edge and exhausted by it all that any significant, organised dissent seems less enticing that just retreating into one’s shell and hoping for the best (even when it’s clear that this is the most flawed tactic of all”.

Turn Up The Volume wrote: This 18-minute apocalyptic hardcore album
is 10 minutes shorter than the Ramones‘ debut LP. But loudmouthed frontman
James Domestic doesn’t need more time to make clear what a mess England
has become over the years. He spits and sneers, howls and growls, all the way.

No brakes, no breaks.

Botched Toe is a mean riff machine, a blustering beast with a powerhouse
of a debut album under their belt. Get together, all you mosh-pit fanatics, and
let’s stop the devastating rat race – and fucking Putin – while going berserk.

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