If there's any band that can incite a circle pit or inspire the kids to raise their fists and mosh till they can mosh no more, it's certainly Betrayed. If there's any band that plays hardcore from the heart, it's definitely Betrayed, who are newly signed to Equal Vision and are armed with a brand new album, the fittingly titled "Substance". There's nothing processed, homogenized, over thought, or stale about "Substance". It's got a pulse, a vibe, and a heart. It favors fiery passion over flash, and substance over style. If there's one thing the current hardcore scene is lacking in 2006, it's a throbbing, beating heart that ignores image and encourages emotion. Thankfully, Betrayed are here to inject the scene and the youth of today with a much-needed shot of loud, fast hardcore.