BAD SKIN: Self-titled: EP

Nov 13, 2013

Mid-tempo hardcore punk that reminds me of early ‘80s Boston bands like Negative FX. There’s the bellowing vocals, raw and jagged guitar sound, and no frills, but effective, percussion. Primal and direct in its delivery. Four short blasts, with “Flamejob” being a standout. I like how the guitar goes from distortion to a semi-clean distortion-free kind of feel, similar to what bands like Social Distortion (when they were good) used to do. There’s also no denying the cranking introduction of “Commute.” The guitar comes on with a distorted and creaky sound, charging you up, then the vocals come in barking some angsty shit. Pretty good stuff.

 –M.Avrg (Bad Vibrations, [email protected])