ABANDON: Dead Dreams: 7”

Portland sure has become a breeding ground for punk as of late. Maybe it’s a combination of the weather and water? Whatever it is, looking from outside the bubble, the music scene there seems vibrant and active. Read somewhere that this band features ex-members of Stormcrow and Fall Of The Bastards. It shows in this band’s interpretation and brand of metallic crust punk with an underlying d-beat attack. I hear a very World Burns To Death vibe going in their sound, too, with a driving Motörhead undertone that pushes the rocking factor up. The vocal delivery is more of a yelled and screamed variety and not guttural. Very crisp and rich guitar and bass tones create the backdrop for an ominous experience. An accomplished and experienced drummer ties everything together with added beats and accents.

 –don (Defector)