LET DOWN: Self-titled: LP

Oct 02, 2008

Rippin’ hardcore punk from ze’ East Coast that recalls Tear It Up, Cut The Shit, and the Rites. It’s fast and speedy, but not blinding thrash. The energy is manic with a frantic vocalist growling and yelling about being confused and persecuted by various stations of authority. Not to mention swipes at drugs, religion, and the usual suspects. Angsty angsty! The A-side collects their Sacrifice Me and Crossed Off EPs, while the B-side is a demo from 2004 and 2005. While the whole record is strong, I find the demo material has a higher energy level, and there’s more urgency and a slight sense of recklessness that’s not entirely there on the more polished recordings. You may like the A-side better. I don’t know. It’s all good. We all have our preferences, pal!

 –M.Avrg (Coalition, www.coalition-records.com)