ASSAILANTS, THE: Self-titled: CDEP

The intro buildup to this EP is nothing short of epic. When the band finally breaks into the first song, “Money to Bleed,” the result is a raging ska punk track with leftist political lyrics. There’s a mix of tunes on this EP ranging from more frantic punk tunes to more laidback ska jams. While I haven’t really been a fan of ska punk since the ‘90s, the more raging songs like the aforementioned “Money to Bleed,” and “Burning Both Ends,” helped make this recording grow on me.

 –Paul J. Comeau (The Assailants, [email protected])