BISHOP: Everything in Vein: 10”

Bishop plays tough guy straight-edge hardcore with thoughtful, decidedly non-macho lyrics. The explanations of the lyrics included with the lyric sheet lend themselves to criticism that Bishop is overly preachy, but it’s hard to get upset when they’re talking about important issues in a relatively insightful way. I especially enjoyed the sentiment on “Huey P. Was Right,” a potent anti-cop track that tries to tie historical info with a current movement. More influenced by hard, second wave New York Hardcore than by early, classic hardcore; anyone into clomp around stomp punk will enjoyEverything in Vein

 –Art Ettinger (Dead Truth)