NO PROBLEM: Paranoid Times: 7" EP

Jul 14, 2011

I hear a definite mid-’80s hardcore influence here, a period when bands that had been around the block were starting to fiddle with a bit more sophistication amongst the crash-bam. The bulk of the stuff stays in mid-tempo territory and, at times, evokes later-period Minor Threat and Second Wind, but in a way that doesn’t so much sound like them as it does thinking along the same lines, if that makes sense. The redacted lyric sheet visually illustrates the release’s title and, on the whole, these guys put in some fine work here.

 –jimmy (Handsome Dan)