DOMESTICS, THE: Keep It Lean: CD

I can honestly say it’s been a while since a punk full length grabbed me like this. This album will stay in rotation. A keeper. It’s the kind of album you bully people into borrowing, just to say, “I told you it fucking ruled.” Fire-charged and jam-packed full of tight bass lines, these guys tear it up proper. Fourteen songs in twenty minutes that leave you salivating for more. The lyrics are right on and, like the music, powerful and concise. The musicianship here is just top notch. You can tell these songs weren’t created, they were crafted. Definitely recommended for fans of early Metallica, Black Flag, Motörhead, and the Business.

 –Rene Navarro (Dusty Curtain Face/ Kibou)