Sink Or Swim is a female-fronted vegan straight edge band and exactly this type of hardcore you are going to hear from their first record which appeared in 2008 on a tape.
The guitars are rough like a chainsaw and give the music a nice metallic taste (beside that of human blood). The vocals are ferocious and straight forward just like the lyrics. Sink Or Swim are tight and uncompromising like the shark jaws from the awesome cover artwork.
Our suggestion is : stop regretting Gather are no longer playing and check Sink Or Swim. They are not only devastating with their sound and message but are doing it European style!