Fourth tape from Portland HC maniacs Chow Line. Seven fresh cuts of abrasive and meaty hardcore punk. The intensity of this group seems to boil a little higher with each release, and Demo 4 is no exception. Sam's songwriting has become increasingly more original and powerful over the course of this group - I mean the guy writes some of the most crushing and inspired tunes and lyrics of any HC disciples out there. Demo 4 changes things up just a little - incorporating some metal influences with a few double kick parts and a beefy guitar tone. Chow Line are far and away from the coolest group around today - but what this project lacks in cool guy cred, it more than makes up for in simply crushing tuneage. Edger Records.