FIGHTING CHANCE: Sacrifice and Struggle: CD

Jul 06, 2007

A self-proclaimed “working class street rock’n’roll” band from Baltimore, Maryland, Fighting Chance tap into early NYHC (Agnostic Front, Warzone, Cro-Mags) mixing in a good dose of metal (thick chords, quick, slinky leads) into the tough guy hardcore formula. They stick with the basic m.o. of the genre—rallying against the man, never giving in, and uniting the punks and skins—and they do it well. Nothing to complain about here except maybe the shitty production values which rivals that of Underdog’s first LP or Youth of Today’s We’re Not in This Alone. Another complaint (albeit a very small one) was the fact that my attention wasn’t held for one complete listen. But that’s because Fighting Chance had me jonesing to hear S.O.A. and one can never pass up an opportunity like that, now can they?

 –greg (Insurgence)