ARMY OF PONCH: Army of Ponch Vs. the Curse: CD EP

In an election year, we’re all looking for wedge issues in the culture war. We all need them to make sure that we only associate with people who are exactly like us and won’t challenge us to change ourselves, our minds, or our opinions. Fuck, even I need one to ensure that I’m doing my part to divide while claiming to unify, and I think I finally got it with this release. I’ve concluded that I simply don’t get Army Of Ponch. I don’t understand what all the fuss is about. Screamed vocals, disjointed and slightly chaotic music, chunky riffs that stay crispy even in milk – I think I need more melodies with this, that what’s really missing is a sense of harmony. It’s not that this is bad – I’ve just finally realized after a few separate attempts over the time span of about a year that this really isn’t my thing.

 –scott (Sabot)