by Marcus Gauthiér (@themarcu5)
If one thing is abundantly clear from their new five song / seven minute EP, it's that Sadie Switchblade and G.L.O.S.S. are fed up with the status quo and that they're fucking pissed. Simply put, they have no intention ofturning the other cheek and they fully expect to be heard.
On Trans Day of Revenge, the Olympia, WA hardcore band’s follow up to last year’s exceptional demo, the band tackles a litany of legitimately crucial subjects (in rapid succession) ranging from police brutality to domestic violence to gender dysphoria. It's remarkable that so many topics can be covered on one brief EP, but it's all the more impressive just how passionately it's done.
Following the tragedy in Orlando and the various bullshit referendums and bills targeting the LGBTQ community, it's no surprise that G.L.O.S.S.’s call to arms would have a galvanizing effect for so many people. The message that you should be comfortable with your own identity (and fuck anyone who questions it) is of the utmost importance in 2016 America and it takes little imagination to see why such message would resonate so effectively.
Despite having only released about 15 minutes worth of music thus far, it seems pretty obvious that G.L.O.S.S. is no “novelty act” or “gimmick” and that they're capable of unleashing some truly powerful music while pushing the hardcore scene in a direction that few could've imagined.