HomeMusicReview: Holdstrong Holdstrong “Color of Old Memory” (Pin Drop Records)Do you ever wonder why some hardcore bands include lyrics within their jacket liners? I dont think I understood one single syllable of Chris Berthiaumes lyrics, what with the crushing guitars, loud drumming, and heavy bassing. But I still liked it. Holdstrong blasts through all twelve tracks on their latest release from Pin Drop Records like Tiger Woods from a fairway bunker. Unabashedly loud, mercilessly unrelenting and to the point, Color of Old Memory is not for the occasional dabbler in East Coast hardcore. Fans of pummeling, guitar-driven hardcore will definitely want to pick this one up. While a bit more variety on the tracks might have been nice, Holdstrong nevertheless turns out a quality product, full of angst-filled sonic explosions. However, let the buyer beware: Expect maximum damage to your eardrums if you play this one too loud and/or maximum damage to your larynx if you attempt to sing along. Assuming, of course, that you can make out the words.