State of Mind Recordings
Reviver = American Nightmare + Suicide File
Reviver is indisputably one of the hardest-working bands in Utah, and their dedication shows in this latest EP. Potential Wasteland is a hardcore tribute to doing exactly what it is that you want to do without letting the totalitarian structure and guilt of the surrounding system hold you down. The EP is fast as hell and surprisingly melodic without being too embarrassing, and the whole thing is full of moving lyrics that range in emotion from furious and frustrated to triumphant and hopeful. Turn your volume to at least seven and lock your door so your roommates don’t walk in on you room-moshing.