"Something to Lust About" (Ferret; 2003)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Scarlet's demise was ... you should excuse the expression ... short-lived. This Virginia based troupe broke up in 2000, only to be reunited two years later. Refreshed and back on the scene with its version of noisy, disjointed hardcore, Scarlet's six track sampler is an industrial strength hardcore offering whose swirling riffs and rapid fire drumming is complemented with screams of agony and despair. 

Sounding at times like all of those avant garde hardcore bands that most bands pay homage to, Scarlet's "Something to Lust About" falls right in between the ferocity of Hatebreed and the artiness of Bloodlet. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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