Every week, a different FADER editor compiles a playlist to highlight a new release and give you a guide to that artist’s web of influences and peers. These Staff Selects live in our Spotify app, alongside GEN Fs from our archives and playlists for each issue. This week, it’s Matthew Schnipper on Nails and fast drums.
On their upcoming album, Abandon All Life, Nails have pretty much perfected hardcore. They’re an incredibly fast band who owe a good deal to ’80s and ’90s predecessors like Suffocation, Slayer, Brutal Truth and Cannibal Corpse. But they update the sound with an incredibly clean recording—courtesy of Converge’s Kurt Ballou—and unbelievably precise playing. Bands like them live and die by the quality of their drummer, and they’ve got one of the best. Until Abandon All Life is released later this spring, here’s a collection of other groups who’ve equally benefited from pristine blast beats. Jump straight to the playlist here, or listen in The FADER Spotify app.
Staff Selects: Nails and Fast Drums