Cousin Sleaze
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Cousin Sleaze

Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Brooklyn, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Metal Hardcore


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"Cousin Sleaze - Ashes Within -- The Pinch, Washington DC - May 19 2013"

Cousin Sleaze - Next up are the opening band's touring buddies, also from Brooklyn. Just one guitar this time around, although the sound is similar to Ashes Within. The main difference is the faster tempo evident and they really rip it up, almost sounding like a Finnish hardcore band (I still find it odd that Terveet Kadet is playing in the US this year, but I digress). The vocals are struggling to get through the PA, although not for lack of vocal power. The Pinch is suffering from being a new club tonight and it is really hard to tell if anyone is here beyond band members. Credit to these guys for laying it out there - David Hintz

"Cousin Sleaze - S/T 2 SONG EP"

Many is the time I've overlooked a band based solely on their name. The term "What's in a name?" seems to have eluded me since childhood. Luckily, I get an hourly reminder from my chosen listening device of the goofy names attached to many of my most beloved artists.
In comes Brooklyn's Cousin Sleaze and their self titled two song EP.

In most instances, I find it hard to grasp a bands sound after a mere two song introduction. However, "Too Many Days" and "Still Screaming" were good enough to warrant further investigation. In visiting their Bandcamp page. I was led to their 2013 split with Slaves BC and their 2012 full length Sick Maniacs.

Cousin Sleaze deliver fast, relentless Hardcore with cut throat, screamed vocals and nasty riffs. On these tracks in particular, it was the pounding rhythms that had me feeling as if I'd been hit by a concussion grenade. It's Hardcore meets Metal meets strep throat.
Impressive stuff from these Brooklyn troublemakers. Get crazy. Get Fucked.
James Damion

Cousin Sleaze Bandcamp - James Damion




Cousin Sleaze are a 4-piece  band from New York City. These non-role models have been self  releasing/DIY touring across the country since 2012, and have drawn comparison by most helpless patrons of wherever they play/bum people out as a weird mixture of Meshuggah, Rollins-era Black Flag, and NYC hardcore bands of yesteryear.  With multiple EP releases in 2013 & 2014, along with a previous split 7" released in 2013 w/Pittsburgh's Sludge Hardcore band Slaves BC, the Sleaze bro's have kept up a steady pace of new unique music since their inception.  Another 3 song EP is  scheduled for vinyl release on Buried but Breathing records in early summer 2014, which will take their intrinsic take on heavy music even deeper down the rabbit hole. Upcoming shows with He is Legend, Vision of Disorder, & Enabler and a new music video released in 2014 look to further establish Cousin Sleaze as a force/fungus in the metal scene.  In rage we trust.

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