Coming on the heels of a busy 2017-18, where one four-song demo galvanized numerous shows, numerous tours, and numerous fests, "Hell Is" is an indisputable reaffirmation of the Diztort that everyone has come to know and love. Far from some attempt at soul-searching or self-discovery, the band has doubled-down on what Matt LaForge wrote was "a wretched sound of geographical and existential isolation," a masterful stew of traditional '80s NYHC with the metallic aspects of the '90s. Diztort is a band that walks alone, stands alone, and holds its own place in 2018's hardcore lineage; "Hell Is," by extension, needs no brother, family, or precedent.
1. Survival 2. Hell Is... 3. The Fate Pt. II 4. Forced Reality 5. Time Without Becoming