Carol Ann ‎– Score To Settle

Catchphraze Records ‎– CPR 006
Vinyl, 7", EP


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Pressing of 1000 copies on black vinyl.
Recorded September 1998.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): NR-20755-A- Score To
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): NR-20755-B- Settle


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November 20, 2014

Also, Frank and Josh play in Dead Canyon.


February 23, 2012
It's mentioned above that Nick went on to play in Graves at Sea. It should also be noted that Frank and Josh went on to form the band Black Hell and, since Black Hell's demise, Josh now plays in the band Sorrower


October 3, 2011
Carol Ann crawled out of the Arizona desert. They recorded this EP and a split with Noothgrush. There is a rumored LP laying around somewhere. Then they disappeared back into the heat like a mirage.

If you're lucky enough to find a copy of this EP, then expect ten minutes of sludgey brutality similar to Dystopia. The drums are steady and crisp with enough double bass to almost grind, but the guitars never get that fast. The guitar parts are mostly chords, but include a few interludes of slow, single notes. The bass slithers through these songs like a thick snake. And on top of all of this are hoarse vocals from someone who is so confused and angry at this world that their voice might give out any second. The whole recording is a little rough, but that only adds to the band's anger. There are some parts on 'Intermissions' where the bass guitar pounds right out of the song like it's going to punch you in the face!

It's a shame that these guys didn't do any more. This is a really crucial slab of Dystopia-styled angry hardcore. Years after Carol Ann's demise, Nick Phit switched to guitar and joined Graves At Sea.