Review: Uppercut

“Four Walls”
(Blackout Records)

This is more than a re-issue of the Uppercut “Four Walls” EP. The New York hardcore band’s sought-after collectible from the late ‘80s/early ‘90s scene is buttressed with seven tracks from the post-Uppercut Mind’s Eye. Mind’s Eye included several Uppercut members as well as the guitarist of Killing Time. Uppercut remains a product of its scene, with similarities to Killing Time, Sick of it All and Gorilla Biscuits as well as Agnostic Front. Uppercut has that muscular, big hardcore sound, whereas Mind’s Eye is a little more fun and sinewy heading toward Token Entry territory.