Cop Problem are a band from Pennsylvania that plays a mixture of crust punk, metal, grind and hardcore and this is a review of their 2013 ep "Buried Beneath Black Noise" which was released by The Compound and Earsplit Distro.
"Bear Witness" begins with heavy guitar riffs, drums and high pitched screams before adding in some mid paced parts and then switching before mid paced and fast parts along with some blast beats and melodic guitar leads and halfway through the song there are some growls being added into the music.
"From Within" begins with some slow melodic guitar riffs before adding in some heavy guitar and bass riffing along with some drums which leads up to some crust grind style growls and screams as well as some hardcore style vocals.
"Who Really Pays" begins with some drums, guitar and bass riffs before the screaming vocals kick in and after awhile t heir is a brief use of guitar leads being utilized for a few seconds as well as some melodic riffing which also leads up to some blast beats.
"American Spring" begins with some heavy and melodic guitar and bass riffs along with some drums and screaming vocals and the song switches back and forth between mid paced and fast parts a s well as adding in some guitar leads.
Song lyrics cover political and war themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Cop Problem are a very great sounding hybrid of crust punk, metal, grind and hardcore and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Bear Witness" and "American Spring". RECOMMENDED BUY.