OFF!: “Compared to What” b/w “Rotten Apple”: 7"

Jul 14, 2011

Keith Morris and OFF! continue to grab people by the throat and force them to take notice. Hot on the heels of the amazing First Four EP set comes this two-song blast of punk anger. I’ve heard it said that OFF! is too derivative of Black Flag, but I don’t buy it. Keith was one of the architects of that band and sound. Now he happens to have a band that seems to match his vision and aggression. If it comes off reminding me of early Black Flag, that just can’t be a bad thing. I prefer anything that OFF! has put out to anything post-Damaged, anyway. OFF! is on!

 –ty (Southern Lord)