Nov 16, 2010

Hardcore punk that’s as tuneful as it is blazing. I’d say this is more along the lines of mid-‘80s hardcore, where speed was giving way to more thought-out song structures and writing songs that would stick in the listener’s memory long after the record was over. “Something Out of Nothing” is a total ripper with the fast and tense pacing, jumpy rhythms, and a riff that sounds similar to Black Flag’s “I’ve Had It.” “Your Eyes” is the other tune that sends this one over the edge. A little noisy and messy, then they throw in a sing-songy chorus with some “ahhhhs” in the background. The two contrasting styles work well together and strengthen one another. Woop!

 –M.Avrg (Handsome Dan,