EYE FOR AN EYE: Krawedz: LP

Not to be confused with the Boston band with the same name. This band from Poland is on their fifth full length and they still have not become stagnant. From the first time I heard this band to now, this band still holds the appeal right from the first listen. They have the power, charge, and delivery of hardcore but the underlying punk melody of the songs is what keeps my attention. Also, the vocals of singer Anka is very distinct. Her delivery has so much force with her screams, yet she has the control to express the emotion of the songs. Guitars in the foreground provide a precision attack that leads the charge. I like the punchier sound of the bass this time around. It compliments the guitars well yet still stands out on its own. The drummer is on spot with heavy hitting, quick kick pedals and hard accents on the cymbals. They’re a band that I hope some day will tour the West Coast so I can experience this live. One of a small list of bands that I can listen to from start to finish and not get bored half way through. It gets my blood pumping. This will get multiple listens frequently.

 –don (Pasazer)