One o’ those bands I’ve heard of, but never actually heard, Joint D≠ crank out some swell hardcore-based punkification here. Though they do get rambunctious on occasion, they never make a serious attempt to break the speed barrier or resort to similar cheap trickery. The guitar player often attacks his instrument in such a way that adds a layer of grinding/churning to the intensity of the band’s performances, giving things a bit more heft while still retaining a viable level of tunefulness to the overall package. Less cerebral way of saying the same thing: they kick up dust without sacrificing an ounce of the rock.
–jimmy (Sorry State, sorrystaterecords.com)