GENTLEMEN PREFER BLOOD: Illegitimi Non Carborundum: CD

Jul 03, 2009

The name evoked horrible images of banal Boston quasi-tough guy metallic “hardcore” bands, so the fact that they actually sound more like All stripped down to their punk rock basics was a bit of a surprise. They pick one tempo and keep most of the tunes hovering around it, but the songwriting’s catchy, the performances are solid, and there are enough noodly bits to keep things interesting. Although I have yet to subject this to it, I’m fairly certain it’ll past the “how good does this sound full blast in the car?” test with flying colors.

 –jimmy (