Ringworm: a clinical condition caused by fungal infection of the skin. But, in this case Ringworm is the name of the Cleveland, OH-based hardcore band who’ve recently released their fourth Victory Records album, Scars.

A draw I have always had for Ringworm is their ability to keep to their roots of old hardcore. They are still thrashy with some punk influence, but i just dig the old school feel. Vocalist, Human Furnace, still keeps to his shouting style giving the songs a grungy and “unclean” sound throughout the album. And though every track sounds similar, that’s what I dig about Ringworm albums; you can count on fast/loud songs from front to back.

I’m once again stoked to see Ringworm has kept to their signature sound instead of trying to keep up with the “current” hardcore trends. On that note I would like to add, Ringworm serve as one of the few bands who rekindle fond memories of Victory Records’ former genre glory.

Track Listing:

01. Voluntary Human Extinction
02. To The Grave
03. Used Up, Spit Out
04. Scars
05. Unravel
06. Cleansing Of The Fall
07. Burning Bridges
08. Angelfuck
09. Empty
10. Hellbound

Run Time: 34:39
Release Date: July 19, 2011

Check out the song: “Used Up, Spit Out”