Breaking onto the hardcore scene in 2013, New York’s Regulate have shown a resilient and earnest approach in everything they do. This rings true on the band’s self-titled LP. The ten tracks on the album developed organically throughout the brunt of the pandemic, inspiring vocalist Sebastian Paba’s most personal lyrics to the date.
Regulate has always been an outlet for vulnerability -the band’s latest album "In the Promise of Another Tomorrow" (2018) shined with commentary on identity and power structure complimented by explosive musicianship. "Regulate" takes the band to another level, teetering between a traditional hardcore sound and something more striking, pulling additional inspiration from Latin music and R&B. Paba effortlessly handles both screams and what might be the catchiest clean vocal delivery in the entire genre while pushing forth thoughts on serious topics like genocide against indigenous peoples and more light-hearted notes of just loving making music. Heading into a new album cycle, ambitions are high for Regulate, but they don’t mind leaving a few things up to interpretation.
- Last Ride Records