When I reviewed this Seattle band’s Lost 7” a while back, I likened them to some of the bands on Hostage Records in OrangeCounty. I’m not hearing that so much on this disc. Nope, on this one The Insurgence is embracing their Pacific Northwest punk, thrash, and hardcore heritage. I am hearing a lot of Poison Idea, The Accüsed, and Zeke. Those are some solid influences and we’re not talking blatant rip off stuff here either. It more like The Insurgence are getting to a point where they can stand alongside those giants and hold their own. If you dig any of the bands I mentioned, you should be getting on board with The Insurgence.
–ty (Innerstrength, [email protected])