COLD SHOULDER: The Patriot: 7″ EP

Seven-song 45 of killer hardcore punk with both fast and slow parts. The pacing of this record is near perfect. It’s unrelenting, making the sides go by quick as hell, considering how many songs are on each of them (three and four). The release is angry and alienated alà Out Cold, while still politically conscience, yet un-preachy. This Hammond, IN (Pop. 83,048) five-piece has got its hands on something good. A debut 7” that is definitely making me want to hear more.

 –Daryl Gussin (Cowabunga)