Album Review: Carved Up - "Matador" (9/10)

When it takes a band 5.5 years to release 
its debut, expectations can be ... well, sorta 
high. This skronky Philadelphia trio whetted 
appetites with four short-players––including the marvelously named “Tiffani Amber
 Threesome” and “Oksana My Mule”––but 
they’ve finally proven their endurance with a 
10-track album. Like any post-hardcore band worth their salt (think These Arms Are Snakes or Botch), Carved Up expertly build the tension and release the dopamine. And while the first and third tracks could be, umm, trimmed, this is an otherwise dandy debut.

Score: 9 out of 10

Carved Up
Producer: Carved Up