Hardcore veterans Rotting Out emerge with first new album in 7 years, “Ronin” (Review)

Rotting Out, 2020

SoCal Hardcore legends Rotting Out are back with their first album since 2013. With their brand of fast-paced punk, they’re essential listening for those attuned to chaotic digs and an in-your-face attitude. Between the high BPM and shrill vocals, adrenaline is sure to kick in after each listening from the act. Pumping out music since 2009, the band is releasing Ronin on April 10th, and looks to devastate your eardrums with another heaping helping of frenetic tunes.

“Vessel” kicks off Ronin with one of the fastest verses I’ve heard in this genre. From the get-go, the listener can tell that, while compact in length, there is a lot of emotion and devastation packed into these brief songs. Next comes “Last Man Standing,” with power chords at the forefront. Vocalist Walter Delgado paints the picture of a bleak world throughout the track, as he reminds it, “You can’t kill me, I won’t go away.

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