ACTS OF SEDITION: Crown Victoria: 7”

If the cover leaves a little to be desired (a watercolor of a smoking cop car resting in some bushes, Dukes of Hazzard-style), they generally make up for it with what’s captured in the grooves. Admittedly, it’s hardcore (and yes, I’ve lately found myself bored to tears by 95 percent of the hardcore that comes my way these days), but there are interesting little sections, creative dips and curves in this road they’re paving that sets them apart from the thousands of other bands that’re just following the verse-chorus-verse-breakdown-chorus formula. Couple that with the whipsmart lyrics and spot-on politics that are stitched up and down the sides of this thing, and you could do much worse than Crown Victoria.

 –keith (Bloodtown)