CURMUDGEON: Self-titled: EP

Mar 07, 2013

Musically, Curmudgeon are standard powerviolence. However, what sets them apart is the lyrical content and the fact the band is fronted by a woman. As far as I know, and can remember from the first time around, Curmudgeon is the only band of this genre to have that status. The current state of powerviolence bands, when not ripping off the Max Ward catalog of ideas, is centered on songs about self-hate, and the desire to “whoop ass” on the world and anyone who crosses their path. The six songs on here take a critical look at sexism in religion, as well as punk. Then there’s eating disorders and alienation. Not light listening material, and maybe “too heavy” for your high, but definitely a million more times relevant than any song about smoking weed or kung-fu movies could ever be. –M.Avrg

 –M.Avrg (To Live A Lie, tolivealie.com)

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