Five track debut from this new Boston area HC punk group. Austerity play a meaty, bare-bones style of American HC punk. The burly vocals remind me a bit of Vacant State, and the music isn't too far off either - though Austerity are a bit more inventive in the songwriting department than your average 80's inspired HC fare, adding in some tasteful melodic guitar parts. The recording has a very "live" feel to it, and I can definitely see this band throwing down killer live sets. All five tracks come in under the two minute mark, and Austerity do more with 1-2 minute HC blasts than most bands do on a first tape release. Definitely a band to watch out for! Clacker Recordings.