DEADLOCK FREQUENCY: Traffic: CD

Here is a band that sounds so much like Oi Polloi that I could easily fool many into thinking that this could be them. The singer here sounds so much like Degsy from Oi Polloi at times that it was hard to figure out who it sounded like since I had a preconceived idea that this band was going to be hardcore. If there were no screamo parts, the masquerade would be carried out. With a strong singer established, the backing band has to have the chops and this one does. The songs are punk-driven with light metallic overtones delivering mid tempo blasts of anger that are raw and engaging. If the lyrics were more focused and detailed on more political topics, this would be Oi Polloi’s equivalent here in the states.

 –don (Not Bad)