|Released||March 10, 2014|
XTRMST is the first extended play by hardcore music duo XTRMST. It was self-released as a cassette tape in a limited quantity on March 10, 2014 followed by a free digital download.
The extended play was originally given away for free as a cassette tape at Vacation Vinyl, a record store in Los Angeles. The songs were uploaded shortly afterwards on XTRMST's SoundCloud page, following immediate speculation correctly identifying the vocalist to be Havok. Puget then confirmed on Twitter of the pair's involvement.
XTRMST's songs are composed by Jade Puget; who plays his guitar live, but has appeared to have programmed the bass and drums. Havok's vocals are reminiscent of his original screaming style of singing, which has been absent since the release of AFI record The Art of Drowning.
The lyrics generally center around the intolerance of anti-drug use, while also containing elements of spoken word, and chanting.
Critical reception has been generally well received.
Track listing Edit
- "Dirty Nails" - 3:07
- "Conformist" - 2:37
- "Exterminate" - 1:57
- "The Breed" - 2:33
- Jade Puget: Guitar, Programming, Production, Primary Composer
- Davey Havok: Lead vocals, Lyricist