JUNK, THE: Novus Ordo Seclorum: CDEP

Jan 12, 2010

The Junk is a fast ska-core band from the U.K. with interesting dub and reggae influences. The cover art showcasing pigs beating down a protestor suggests an anarcho-punk groove, but this short EP is too overproduced to induce any kind of political urgency. And true or not, there’s a feel that a lot of the instrumentals were recorded separately rather than live. Still, these three songs left me craving more, with each being pretty damn well crafted. It takes brass balls to include this much brass on a punk record in the new millennium, so there’s not a lot to knock here. The Junk are anything but.

 –Art Ettinger (12 Step Plan)