Two-thirds Anodyne plus one-third Kalibas equals 666% killer grind action. Like a runaway train that's thrown its gearbox, this relentlessly fires out salvo after salvo of maniac riffs, screams and time changes, clanking along machine-like until things grind (ha!) to a sudden halt. That damned drummer makes sure everything's under control whilst sounding out of control. Right now, Defeatist are a great 7" band, and with all their songs to date recorded in the same session, feel free to apply this review equally to the "In Praise Of False Hope" 7" on Chainsaw Safety Records and the Kursk split. (Kunal Nandi)