Location: Lund, Sverige
Release: Not Just Words, 2008
Balance started out late summer 2007 by 4 swedish kids with the goal to play fast and aggressive straight edge hardcore in the vein of Floorpunch, Straight Ahead and Carry On, to name a couple of their main influences.
Altough most of the lyrics on this first EP are quite cliché, like "say it to my face" and "stabbed in the back" kind of stuff (except the vegetarian one), they deliver it in a furious way, making it one of my fav of 2008.
They already broke up, as some X's were broke in the process, but they promised to release a final LP to show how much they evolved since this first EP and appreciation for the hardcore.