BURNING ITCH: Self-titled: LP

Jan 19, 2012

Frantic punk rock from this band. The tuneful and urgent delivery topped with a good guitar sound reminds me of early ‘80s So Cal punk. Check the solo in “Dead End Street” for an example. “Brains Fall Out” reminds me of Plain Wrap quite a bit. Except for “You Should Fucking Die,” they never tip the scales into speedy territory, choosing to keep it mid tempo, with a lot of dynamic time changes and a constant, rocking beat that keeps you on your toes and banging your head in a non-hesh sense. I find myself really liking “Say It Again.” Not only is the song memorable as hell, but the subject matter easily relatable.

 –M.Avrg (Tic Tac Totally, tictactotally.com)