Now I’m not sure that if it’s just because I saw that it was on Rodent Popsicle, or it was the cover art of punk choking out a business type and injecting him with a big ol’ syringe, but I was expecting this to be a lot more, uh “crusty” than it is. In reality, Antidote is straight-up hardcore punk rock with a cool melodic streak going though it. Not melodic like “woah-eh-oh” and all that. Melodic in that he’s not screaming unintelligibly over tuneless screech. This is really good stuff. Part way though, I finally placed what it reminded me of: early Funeral Oration. Oddly, I hadn’t noticed that Antidote was also from Holland at that point. Must be something in the water over there.
–ty (Rodent Popsicle)