BURNT CROSS: Brian Haw: EP

Jul 13, 2010

Excellent U.K. anarcho punk. Seriously, this is some of the best of this style I’ve heard in many, many, many years. Well over twenty years, for sure. I honestly think this duo measures up to many of the classics. The vocalist reminds me a lot of the singer from Crisis, in sound and style. The music is basic and driving: repetitive rhythms and a guitar that hammers at a steady rate. “Governed by Fools” is the best of the bunch, and, really, all four songs are great. But that song in particular stands out, as it has more of a punch to it, and there’s a little more going on in the music. It’s pretty obvious these guys are not some pose or some excuse to dress in black. They mean it.

 –M.Avrg (Loud Punk, [email protected])

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