IRONBOUND: With a Brick: CD

Modern day hardcore is a two-way street for me. I either like it or don’t. That determination is usually made right off the first minute of the first song. This one I didn’t like. The machismo was overbearing right from the start. The lyrics were cookie cutter and the vocal delivery was flat. A little studio trickery could have helped. The tempos of the songs tended to be a tad slow and similar from one song to the other. This reminded me of mid- to current-period Agnostic Front. Having two members of Sick Of It All record on the first five songs didn’t help.

 –don (Thorp)