EASY ACTION: Friends of Rock and Roll: 7”

Easy Action’s singer, John Brannon, has an unquestionable pedigree. From being in one of the bar-none best hardcore bands of all time, Negative Approach, to the gargling nails, hard-driving powerhouse of the Laughing Hyenas, there’s no doubt that his dues have been paid and his time has been served. For me, Easy Action flirts on that same edge of rock’n’roll as the Antiseen. I appreciate what they’re doing, but half the time it’s hard to sustain enthusiasm. Easy Action are rough and growly and thuddy. They’re definitely not sugaring anything, but, musically, they can be pretty standard, repetitive, and a couple ticks too slow for me to really get behind. Wanted to like this more.

 –todd (Reptilian)