Pyrex

“Struck Down” 7″

Record Plug Magazine November 2023

Pyrex review in Record Plug Magazine November 2023

Brooklyn’s Pyrex joined Die Slaughterhaus Records’ new wave of grimey post-punk adversaries with “Struck Down” and “Staying Alive.” Both numbers plunge the group into menacing depths while revealing a dark sense of humor. The trio summon bludgeoning intensity with “Struck Down.” On the flipside, a perfectly nasty cover of the Bee Gees’ disco-era classic “Staying Alive” feels like a Killed By Death deep cut that was captured at a construction site–grounded in dense rhythm and noise–as Hardwick’s distorted growl finds new meaning in the lyrics, “Life goin’ nowhere, somebody help me.” NOTE: The Bandcamp version sounds notably crisp when compared to the gruff and spacious vinyl rendering.