It's early in 2020 but we're already starting out strong. And what better way to continue to ring it in than with a brand-new split EP from Portrayal of Guilt and Slow Fire Pistol? Austin, TX's Portrayal of Guilt should need little introduction to anyone into hardcore or screamo. The band has carved their name into the scene with their noisy take on the genres and hasn't seemed to take a break from touring since their inception in 2017. And in three years they've almost managed to split the genre at the seams. Slow Fire Pistol hail out of Atlanta, GA and have been active since 2016 and feature ex-members of Foundation. A listen to their previous releases might invoke thoughts of Shook Ones, La Dispute, Moss Icon or Touché Amoré. A more post hardcore/80s-era emo approach that is beautifully melodic but still punk as hell.