While not necessarily Foxy Digitalisâ€™ daily bread, this hardcore energy overdose ranks among the most aggressive recordings Iâ€™ve heard in years. Recorded in as many days, the six numbered tracks appear to burst out of the vinyl as soon as the needle hits its surface. Itâ€™s entirely impossible to follow the lyrics in the full-colour, eight-panel booklet as the tracks and the hoarse shouting are just too fast. The occasional mid-tempo section provides a much-needed breather but still, itâ€™s over all too soon. There can be little doubt that â€śVI.VII.VIII.IX.X.XIâ€ť is better than whatever metallized hardcore Southern Lord have put out in recent years. I will track down Negative Standardsâ€™ debut 10â€ť as well.