Two wildly different hardcore bands. Deadlock Frequency nail down a more traditional approach to hardcore with sounds reminiscent of U.S. inspired hardcore via Negative Approach with a modern East Coast flair. Big, solid production value. Throaty, yelled vocals. Angels Never Answer exemplify a style that was extremely popular in the latter years of the 90s that continued into the early 00s. Metal-influenced a la At The Gates with a emotional tinge that was popular for American bands of the moment. Big, professional recording quality on this side as well. I believe this release fell into obscurity at a time when the hardcore scene was super-saturated with the style these two bands represent. Of the bands around at this specific crossroads of hardcore history, these guys are better than most.