NEW MINORITY, THE: What’s Left of Our Freedom: CD

I’m not really hearing the death rock influence they purport to have—I’m hearing more Mentally Ill and Saccharine Trust than Christian Death and 45 Grave—but what I am hearing is creative, intelligent, very fine punk/hardcore from a band that’s obviously got more brains and less desire to follow the herd than many others. Only gripe I have is the mix could’ve been a lot stronger—burying the guitars is never a good idea. Outside of that, here’s hoping these guys are planning to be around for the long haul.

 –jimmy (Valiant Death)