Thankfully, Vogel has turned the page with his latest outfit, Terror. The Los Angeles group's debut EP is one of the best hardcore releases of the last five years. The disc explodes with immeasurable antipathy and breakneck speed; each song seems faster than its predecessor (the longest tunes clock in at just over two minutes). Even the breakdowns reflect Terror's old-school standards, gaining menace and moshability from Vogel's guttural, vein-bursting screams, rather than from turgid riffs.
If Terror can be criticized for anything, it's the distance at which Vogel's scene politics hold both hardcore outsiders and newcomers. Yet it's difficult to fault him too much. As he screams in "Life and Death," "You know I'll fight to keep this alive/Because if this ever dies/I fucking die."