AKÜESTIX: Parody of a Tragedy, Pt. 1: CD

San Antonio’s Aküestix (it’s unclear to me how consistently the u in their name is to be ümlaüted) play rather straightforward punk leaning into the hardcore end of the spectrum. It’s good, but not earth-shattering for me. Their iconography tends towards lots of alien space beings with mohawks, so that was pretty fun. All in all, a solid, fun outing, but not one for the ages. –The Lord Kveldulfr (Secondhand Catheter)