OLD GLORY: Battle Born: 7”

Nov 13, 2013

Las Vegas oi/street rock style stuff that is well recorded and actually really catchy. The title track is kind of a dud for me, but the second song picks it up a little bit. Everything is really in that mid-tempo range so it’s not like it’s in your face, but the songs are good and the lead breaks are catchy and good. It vaguely reminds me of stuff like Patriot or the early Adolf And The Piss Artists records. I guess the best point of reference would be Maddog Surrender, but that’s probably a little obscure. The B-side track “Enough of You” is the best of the three and has that nice Best Defense vibe to it. The band is American but the record came out on a label in the Netherlands’s, so I’m not sure how hard it would be to get over here.

 –Ian Wise (Stratum, stratumrecords.nl)