Paint. It. fucking. Black. Really, what can I say about this band other than frontman Dr. Dan Yemin should need no introduction to anyone reading this blog, right? Remember bands like Lifetime and Kid Dynamite? Okay then. Surrender (released on Fat Wreck) is the second 7”/digital EP that Paint It Black released in 2009 (the first being Amnesia on Bridge Nine) and aside from the opener “Sacred,” there’s not much melody floating around this four song EP that was produced by Kurt Ballou from Converge. It’s really nothing revolutionary but Yemin and company sound so pissed and these songs are so fucking incendiary and frenetically brutal that you won’t need it to be. Surrender is hardcore the way it was meant to be played and at about seven minutes long, you’ll have no choice but to spin it over and over. And I swear that “Sacred” also features guest vocals from Jason Shevchuk. Can anyone confirm this?